Films as rhetorical texts : cultivating discussion about race, racism, and race relations / edited by Janice D. Hamlet.

Lanham : Lexington Books, [2020]
vii, 232 pages ; 23 cm
Race in motion pictures.
Race relations in motion pictures.
Racism in motion pictures.
"Films as Rhetorical Texts: Cultivating Discussion about Race, Racism, and Race Relations presents critical essays focusing on select commercial films and what they can teach us about race, racism, and race relations in America. The films in this volume are critically assessed as rhetorical texts using various aspects and components of critical race theory, recognizing that race and racism are intricately ingrained in American society. Contributors argue that by viewing and evaluating culture-centered films--often centered around race--and critically analyzing them, faculty and students can promote the opportunity for genuine open discussions about race, racism, and race relations in the United States, specifically in the higher education classroom. Scholars of film studies, media studies, race studies, and education will find this book particularly useful"--Back cover.
Introduction: There's an elephant in the room and it's not leaving: enganging discussions about race, racism and race relations / Janice D. Hamlet
The story of right hand, left hand: the rhetoric of racial angst in Spike Lee's Do the right thing / Raymond Blanton
The spice of life: discussing diversity and disparity in Mississippi masala / Rekha Sharma and Tewodros Workneh
The ties that (un)bind: whiteness and the racialization of Jewish bodies in the film School ties / Gordon Alley-Young
Smoke signals: opening the conversation to ontold stories from the first Americans / Gregory Adamo
"White-side, strong-side": a critical examination of race and leadership in Remember the titans / Gregory A. Cranmer and Tina M. Harris
The difficult dialog of critical race theory through the lens of Crash / Sheryl Lidzy
No filter: counter-storytelling and The help / Debra C. Smith and J. Joy Davis
Fruitvale station: a humanistic and vulnerable glimpse into black Masculinity / David Stamps
Zootopia: using a utopia to facilitate conversations about a dystopia in the society / Vinod Kumar and P. Sudheer Kumar
Gook and the conversation within / SHearon Roberts
Theft and white supremacy: cultural implications of Mudbound / Christopher K. Jackson and Renata Ferdinand
De-essentializing race through dialectic analysis of The big sick / Joshua F. Hoops
Wakanda's prodigal son: a CRT analysis of the relationship between Africans and African-Americans as represented in Black Panther / Shamilla Amulega and Taryn K. Myers.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Hamlet, Janice D., editor.
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