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America on Film: Representing Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality at the Movies

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America on Film: Representing Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality in the Movies is a lively introduction to issues of diversity as represented within the American cinema.

Introduces issues of diversity as represented within the American cinema in a lively and accessible manner.

Provides a comprehensive overview of the industrial, socio-cultural, and aesthetic factors that co
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Paperback, 392 pages
Published October 20th 2003 by Wiley-Blackwell (first published October 17th 2003)
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MM
May 02, 2012 MM rated it really liked it
It's hard to rank this book because it's a textbook -- introductory, vocabulary-defining, that kind of thing. But as a textbook, yes! 4 or 5 stars! I liked it and will definitely consider adopting it for an intro class in film/gender studies. The format makes sense, they quite a lot of ground without stretching it too thin (it's not an all-inclusive text, even for an intro class), and they define concepts in a way that doesn't oversimplify or insult readers' intelligence. I'm curious to try it o ...more
Sarah
Dec 21, 2012 Sarah rated it it was ok
I am reading this book for my graduate class on Women and Film. So far, I am not too impressed. Although I am learning new concepts, the way it is presented is definitely for undergraduates and overly repetitive. I guess that is fitting since the class is cross-listed with an undegraduate class... The photographs are great and I particularly enjoy the case studies.
Angie Andrus
Mar 22, 2015 Angie Andrus rated it liked it
Really great as a textbook but desperately needs an update. The second edition is now 6 years old and is missing discussion of important moments and films that have happened since 2009 like Milk, The Kids are Alright and Kathryn Bigelow winning Best Director.
Chole Allyson
Jun 26, 2008 Chole Allyson rated it it was ok
This is a great read for someone who is interested in the history of film when representing race, class, gender, and sexuality.
Casey
Dec 06, 2012 Casey rated it it was amazing
Couldn't put this down.
Read every inch. Especially appreciated the reiteration of terms and concepts throughout later chapters.
Wish all academic texts were written this effectively.
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