Description - Mixed Race Hollywood by Mary C. Beltran
A Kansas City Star 2008 Notable Book
Since the early days of Hollywood film, portrayals of interracial romance and of individuals of mixed racial and ethnic heritage have served to highlight and challenge fault lines within Hollywood and the nation’s racial categories and borders. Mixed Race Hollywood is a pioneering compilation of essays on mixed-race romance, individuals, families, and stars in U.S. film and media culture.
Situated at the cutting-edge juncture of ethnic studies and media studies, this collection addresses early mixed-race film characters, Blaxploitation, mixed race in children’s television programming, and the "outing" of mixed-race stars on the Internet, among other issues and contemporary trends in mixed-race representation. The contributors explore this history and current trends from a wide range of disciplinary perspectives in order to better understand the evolving conception of race and ethnicity in contemporary culture.
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(229mm x 152mm x mm)
New York University Press
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Author Biography - Mary C. Beltran
Mary C. Beltran is an assistant professor of Communication Arts and Chicana/o-Latino/a Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and the author of Latina/o Stars in U.S. Eyes: The Making and Meanings of Film and TV Stardom. Camilla Fojas is Associate Professor and Director of Latin American and Latino Studies and a member of the Asian American studies program at DePaul University and author of Border Bandits: Hollywood on the Southern Frontier.