Mixed Race Hollywood

Mixed Race Hollywood

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A Kansas City Star 2008 Notable Book Since the early days of Hollywood film, portrayals of interracial romance and of individuals of mixed racial and ethnic heritage have served to highlight and challenge fault lines within Hollywood and the nationa€™s racial categories and borders. Mixed Race Hollywood is a pioneering compilation of essays on mixed-race romance, individuals, families, and stars in U.S. film and media culture. Situated at the cutting-edge juncture of ethnic studies and media studies, this collection addresses early mixed-race film characters, Blaxploitation, mixed race in childrena€™s television programming, and the qoutingq of mixed-race stars on the Internet, among other issues and contemporary trends in mixed-race representation. The contributors explore this history and current trends from a wide range of disciplinary perspectives in order to better understand the evolving conception of race and ethnicity in contemporary culture.In a€œMixed Race on the Disney Channel: From Johnnie Tsunami through Lizzie McGuire and Ending with The Cheetah Girls, a€ Angharad ... analysis of the construction of race and ethnicity in contemporary Disney television programming featuring mixed race characters. ... As she notes, The Matrix ends with a monologue by Reeves as the protagonist, Neo, in which he promises that he will show everyoneanbsp;...

Title:Mixed Race Hollywood
Author:Mary C. Beltran, Camilla Fojas
Publisher:NYU Press - 2008-09-01


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