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The Resource Playing the race card : melodramas of Black and white from Uncle Tom to O.J. Simpson, Linda Williams

Playing the race card : melodramas of Black and white from Uncle Tom to O.J. Simpson, Linda Williams

Label
Playing the race card : melodramas of Black and white from Uncle Tom to O.J. Simpson
Title
Playing the race card
Title remainder
melodramas of Black and white from Uncle Tom to O.J. Simpson
Statement of responsibility
Linda Williams
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The black man suffering at the hands of whites, the white woman sexually threatened by the black man. Both images have long been burned into the American conscience through popular entertainment, and today they exert a powerful and disturbing influence on American's understanding of race. So argues Linda Williams in this inquisitive book, where she probes the bitterly divisive racial sentiments aroused by such recent events as O.J. Simpson's criminal trial. Williams, the author of Hard Core, explores how these images took root, beginning with melodramatic theater, where suffering characters acquire virtue through victimization."--Jacket
  • "The black man suffering at the hands of whites, the white woman sexually threatened by the black man. Both images have long been burned into the American conscience through popular entertainment, and today they exert a powerful and disturbing influence on American's understanding of race. So argues Linda Williams in this inquisitive book, where she probes the bitterly divisive racial sentiments aroused by such recent events as O. J. Simpson's criminal trial. Williams, the author of Hard Core, explores how these images took root, beginning with melodramatic theater, where suffering characters acquire virtue through victimization."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Williams, Linda
Dewey number
305.8
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.625
LC item number
.W523 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans in popular culture
  • Racism in popular culture
  • Melodrama, American
  • Mass media and race relations
  • African Americans in mass media
  • African American men
  • Women, White
  • Popular culture
  • Women, White
  • United States
Label
Playing the race card : melodramas of Black and white from Uncle Tom to O.J. Simpson, Linda Williams
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [369]-384) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The American melodramatic mode -- "A wonderful, 'leaping' fish": varieties of Uncle Tom -- Anti-Tom and The birth of a nation -- Posing as black, passing as white: the melos of black and white melodrama in the Jazz age -- Rewriting the plantation legend: Scarlett "totes a weary load" -- Home sweet Africa: Alex Haley's and TV's roots -- Trials of black and white: California v. Powell and The people v. Orenthal James Simpson -- Our melodramatic racial fix
Control code
44586476
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xviii, 401 pages
Isbn
9780691058009
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
00058467
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Playing the race card : melodramas of Black and white from Uncle Tom to O.J. Simpson, Linda Williams
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [369]-384) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The American melodramatic mode -- "A wonderful, 'leaping' fish": varieties of Uncle Tom -- Anti-Tom and The birth of a nation -- Posing as black, passing as white: the melos of black and white melodrama in the Jazz age -- Rewriting the plantation legend: Scarlett "totes a weary load" -- Home sweet Africa: Alex Haley's and TV's roots -- Trials of black and white: California v. Powell and The people v. Orenthal James Simpson -- Our melodramatic racial fix
Control code
44586476
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xviii, 401 pages
Isbn
9780691058009
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
00058467
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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