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Blackface, White Noise: Jewish Immigrants in the Hollywood Melting Pot: Book by Michael Rogin

Blackface, White Noise: Jewish Immigrants in the Hollywood Melting Pot

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ISBN: 9780520213807    Publisher: University of California Press Year of publishing: 1998     Format:  Paperback No of Pages: 336        Language: English
The tangled connections that have bound Jews to African Americans in popular culture and liberal politics are at the heart of Michael Rogin's arresting and unnerving book. Looking at films from "Birth...Read more
The tangled connections that have bound Jews to African Americans in popular culture and liberal politics are at the heart of Michael Rogin's arresting and unnerving book. Looking at films from "Birth of a Nation" to "Forrest Gump", Rogin explores blackface in Hollywood films as an aperture to broader issues: the nature of "white" identity in America, the role of race in transforming immigrants into "Americans", the common experiences of Jews and African Americans that made Jews key supporters in the fight for racial equality, and the social importance of popular culture. Rogin's forcefully argued study challenges us to confront the harsh truths behind the popularity of racial masquerade.
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About the author: Michael Rogin
Michael Rogin is Robson Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley. His books include Ronald Reagan the Movie: And Other... Read more
Michael Rogin is Robson Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley. His books include Ronald Reagan the Movie: And Other Episodes in Political Demonology (California, 1985).
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Review:
The intellectual daring . . . makes Rogin's book, as Umberto Eco says, 'the occasion for the reader's imagination to begin.'"--Thomas Cripps, "Journal of American History

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