In this insightful book, one of America's leading commentators on culture and society turns his gaze upon cinematic race relations, examining the relationship between film, race and culture. Acute, richly illustrated and timely, the book deepens our understanding of the politics of race and the symbolic complexity of segregation and discrimination.
Chapter 1: The Cinematic Racial Order
The Cinematic Racial Order
Classic Hollywood cinema was never kind to ethnic or minority groups … be they Indian, black, Hispanic, or Jewish, Hollywood represented ethnics and minorities as stereotypes. … Classic Hollywood film [is] ethnographic discourse. (López, 1991, pp. 404–405)
I want to read America's cinematic racial order through a scene ...