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The Myth of Colorblindness

Race and Ethnicity in American Cinema

Editors: Turner, Sarah E., Nilsen, Sarah (Eds.)

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  • Analyzes the ways that racial and ethnic representations in Hollywood films have both challenged and supported a colorblind ideology during the Obama and Trump eras
  • Addresses dominant theories of critical race studies within contemporary American cinema
  • Combines close readings with industrial and political methods
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About this book

This book explores representations of race and ethnicity in contemporary cinema and the ways in which these depictions all too often promulgate an important racial ideology: the myth of colorblindness.  Colorblindness is a discursive framework employed by mainstream, neoliberal media to celebrate a multicultural society while simultaneously disregarding its systemic and institutionalized racism. This collection is unique in its examination of such films as Ex Machina, The Lone Ranger, The Blind Side, Zootopia, The Fast and the Furious franchise, and Dope, which celebrate the myth of colorblindness, yet perpetuate and entrench the racism and racial inequities that persist in contemporary society.  While the #OscarsSoWhite movement has been essential to bringing about structural changes to media industries and offers the opportunity for a wide diversity of voices to alter and transform the dominant, colorblind narratives continue to proliferate.  As this book demonstrates, Hollywood still has a long way to go.

About the authors

Sarah E. Turner is a Senior Lecturer of English at the University of Vermont, USA. She is the co-editor of The Colorblind Screen: Television in Post-Racial America (2014). Her work has appeared in a variety of critical texts including MELUS, Diversity in Disney Films, The Films of Stephen King, and Networking Knowledge: Girls in Popular Culture.
Sarah Nilsen is an Associate Professor of Film and Television Studies at the University of Vermont, USA. She is the author of Projecting America: Film and Cultural Diplomacy at the Brussels World’s Fair of 1958 (2011) and co-editor of The Colorblind Screen: Television in Post-Racial America (2014). Other publications include essays on critical race theory, Disney studies, and Cold War culture. 

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

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Hardcover 93,59 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Myth of Colorblindness
Book Subtitle
Race and Ethnicity in American Cinema
Editors
  • Sarah E. Turner
  • Sarah Nilsen
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-17447-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-17447-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-17446-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-17449-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 304
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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