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Title Race and the suburbs in American film / edited by Merrill Schleier
Published Albany, NY : SUNY Press, [2021]


Description 1 online resource
Series SUNY series Horizons of cinema
SUNY series, horizons of cinema.
Contents Passing Through: The Black Maid in the Cinematic Suburbs, 1948-1949 / John David Rhodes -- Take a Giant Step: Racialized Spatial Ruptures in the Northern Cinematic Suburbs / Merrill Schleier -- "Where Have You Been?": Bill Gunn's Suburban Nightmares / Ellen C. Scott -- The House They Live In: Charles Burnett, Indie Hollywood, and the Politics of Black Suburbia / Joshua Glick -- "Guess Who Doesn't Belong Here?": The Interracial Couple in Suburban Cinema / Timotheus Vermeulen -- Alienated Subjects: Suburban Failure and Aspiration in Asian American Film / Helen Heran Jun -- Inhabiting the Suburban Film: Arab American Narratives of Spatial Insecurity / Amy Lynn Corbin -- Living in Liberty City: Triangulating Space and Identity in Barry Jenkins's Moonlight (2016) / Paula J. Massood -- Geographies of Racism: American Suburbs as Palimpsest Spaces in Get Out (2017) / Elizabeth A. Patton -- The Limits and Possibilities of Suburban Iconoclasm: Suburbicon and 99 Homes / Nathan Holmes -- "A perfectly Normal Life?": Suburban Space, Automobility, and Ideological Whiteness in Love Simon / Angel Daniel Matos
Summary Explores how suburban space and the body are racialized in American film. This book is the first anthology to explore the connection between race and the suburbs in American cinema from the end of World War II to the present. It builds upon the explosion of interest in the suburbs in film, television, and fiction in the last fifteen years, concentrating exclusively on the relationship of race to the built environment. Suburb films began as a cycle in response to both America's changing urban geography and the re-segregation of its domestic spaces in the postwar era, which excluded African Americans, Asian Americans, and Latinx from the suburbs while buttressing whiteness. By defying traditional categories and chronologies in cinema studies, the contributors explore the myriad ways suburban spaces and racialized bodies in film mediate each other. Race and the Suburbs in American Film is a stimulating resource for considering the manner in which race is foundational to architecture and urban geography, which is reflected, promoted, and challenged in cinematic representations.Merrill Schleier is Professor Emeritus of Art and Architectural History and Film Studies at the University of the Pacific. They are the author of Skyscraper Cinema: Architecture and Gender in American Film
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Race in motion pictures.
Minorities in motion pictures.
Race relations in motion pictures.
Suburbs in motion pictures.
Motion pictures -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Minorities in motion pictures
Motion pictures
Race in motion pictures
Race relations in motion pictures
Suburbs in motion pictures
United States
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
Author Schleier, Merrill, editor.
ISBN 9781438484488