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Spike Lee's Bamboozled and blackface in American culture / Elizabeth L. Sanderson.

Author/Creator:
Sanderson, Elizabeth L., 1973- author.
Publication:
Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2019]
Format/Description:
Book
vii, 214 pages ; 23 cm
Subjects:
Bamboozled (Motion picture)
Bamboozled (Motion picture)
African Americans in the performing arts -- History.
Race in motion pictures.
Racism in motion pictures.
Blackface entertainers -- United States.
Minstrel shows -- United States -- History.
United States -- Race relations -- History.
Racism in popular culture -- United States -- History.
Popular culture -- United States -- History.
African Americans in the performing arts.
Blackface entertainers.
Minstrel shows.
Popular culture.
Race in motion pictures.
Race relations.
Racism in motion pictures.
Racism in popular culture.
United States.
Form/Genre:
History.
Summary:
"This book analyzes the work of minstrel performer Bert Williams, director Oscar Micheaux, writer Ralph Ellison, painter Michael Ray Charles, and director Spike Lee, all through the lens of Spike Lee's misunderstood film Bamboozled. Equal parts biography and cultural analysis, it examines the intersections of these five artists and Bamboozled, investigating their shared legacy of resistance against misrepresentation"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents:
Bert Williams: minstrelsy, vaudeville, and silent film
Oscar Micheaux
Ralph Ellison
Michael Ray Charles
Spike Lee
The problem of the color line
Bamboozled's reception
Symbolic naming and casting practices
Signifyin'
Invoking history
Narrative structures
Keeping it real: a conclusion.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
9781476678634
1476678634
9781476636955
OCLC:
1089493153
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