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.

Zoot Suits and Homeboys (and Girls)

Zoot suits and homeboys (and girls)

Control the inside – and you own outside. (J. D. to Santana in American Me)

There's a cancer in this subculture of gangs. Either you treat the cancer or it'll eat you alive. (Edward James Olmos quoted in Fregoso, 1993, p. 123)

Luiz Valdez, Edward James Olmos, Gregory Nava, Joseph Vásquez, Dennis Hopper, ...

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