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The Subject of Film and Race: Retheorizing Politics, Ideology, and Cinema

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The Subject of Film and Race is the first comprehensive intervention into how film critics and scholars have sought to understand cinema's relationship to racial ideology. In attempting to do more than merely identify harmful stereotypes, research on 'films and race' appropriates ideas from post-structuralist theory. But on those platforms, the field takes intellectual and political positions that place its anti-racist efforts at an impasse. While presenting theoretical ideas in an accessible way, Gerald Sim's historical materialist approach uniquely triangulates well-known work by Edward Said with the Neo-Marxian writing about film by Theodor Adorno and Fredric Jameson. The Subject of Film and Race takes on topics such as identity politics, multiculturalism, multiracial discourse, and cyborg theory, to force film and media studies into rethinking their approach, specifically towards humanism and critical subjectivity. The book illustrates theoretical discussions with a diverse set of familiar films by John Ford, Michael Mann, Todd Solondz, Quentin Tarantino, Keanu Reeves, and others, to show that we must always be aware of capitalist history when thinking about race, ethnicity, and films.

About the Author

Gerald Sim is assistant professor of film studies at Florida Atlantic University, US, where his work in American and national cinema is informed by critical theory, namely that of the Frankfurt School. It undergirds his published writing, which include essays about post-colonial cinema, digital cinematography, and financial media.

Table of Contents

Introduction - What is Critical Race Film Studies?
Chapter One - Key Developments in Critical Race Film Studies
Chapter Two - Separate and Equal: The Impact of Identity Politics
Chapter Three - Theorizing Race with a Wide Open Text, The Searchers
Chapter Four - Post-structuralism and the Neo-Marxian Subject
Chapter Five - Postcolonial Hazards: The Misreading of Edward Said
Chapter Six - Postmodern Multiracial, Keanu Reeves
Chapter Seven - Hybrid Pleasures and Cyborg Neo-Marxism
Conclusion - A Materialist Approach for Film Studies

Product Details

ISBN:
9781623567538
Author:
Sim, Gerald
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Subject:
Film - History & Criticism
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - General
Subject:
Political Ideologies/Communism, Post-Communism & Socialism
Subject:
Film and Television-History and Criticism
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20140731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
30 - b/w
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 1 lb

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Film and Television » History and Criticism
History and Social Science » Ethnic Studies » General
History and Social Science » Politics » General
History and Social Science » Politics » Leftist Studies

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