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Title Herskovits at the Heart Of Blackness / Vital Pictures, ITVS ; directed and produced by Lllewellyn M. Smith
Published [Berkeley, CA] : California Newsreel, [2009]


Description 1 online resource (1 streaming video file (57 min.))
Summary Who has the authority to define a culture--especially if people from that culture are denied the opportunity to engage in the scholarly discourse of defining themselves? Is there a politics of knowledge? This program examines these questions through a look at the career of pioneering anthropologist Melville J. Herskovits. A son of Jewish immigrants, Herskovits played a decisive role in shaping modern African-American identities. He established the first African Studies Center at an American university and authored the seminal Myth of the Negro Past, yet much of his work was criticized by blacks and whites alike. This documentary traces Herskovits's development as a scholar of the shared African-American and Jewish experiences of oppression to his establishment as one of the most controversial intellectuals of the 20th century. (57 minutes) A streaming videorecording
Notes Title from title screns (viewed June 14, 2013)
Credits Director of photography, Tom Fahey ; animation, Susan Chien [and others] ; editor, James Rutenbeck ; original music, Darryl Harper, Xavier Davis ; producer, director of research, Vincent Brown
Performer Interviewees: K. Anthony Appiah, Lee D. Baker, Vincent Brown, Johnnetta Cole, Jean Herskovits Corry, Jerry Gershenhorn, Gelya Frank, Mae Ngai
Subject Herskovits, Melville J. (Melville Jean), 1895-1963.
SUBJECT Herskovits, Melville J. (Melville Jean), 1895-1963. fast (OCoLC)fst00055730
Subject Anthropologists -- Africa, West -- Biography
Anthropologists -- United States -- Biography
Anthropology -- Philosophy
Racism in anthropology -- United States
Streaming video.
streaming video.
Anthropology -- Philosophy.
Racism in anthropology.
Streaming video.
West Africa.
United States.
Genre/Form Internet videos.
Nonfiction films.
Nonfiction films.
Streaming video.
Films autres que de fiction.
Form Streaming video
Author Films Media Group.
OTHER TI Films on demand