Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Masculinity in the Interracial Buddy Film

Masculinity in the Interracial Buddy Film (Paperback)

To Order. Estimated despatch in 1-3 weeks.
Email me when back in stock


Feature films function as a keeper of America's collective conscience - a repository of fears, guilt, and hopes. ""Buddy films"" about men of different races depict a world where a peaceful balance is possible and conflicts can be resolved. Since the 1930s these films have presented various forms of masculinity, reflecting dominant mainstream social traditions, images of men and manhood within the culture. Interracial buddy films include such examples as the ""Silver Streak"", ""48 Hrs"", ""Beverly Hills Cop"", ""Lethal Weapon"" and ""The Shawshank Redemption"". Many of these films have been made into franchises, furthering their cultural importance as filmic versions of interracial equality. This critical study analyzes the idealized interracial relationships, the heterosexual masculine roles within the films and the appearances of this kind of film in various genres. The book is arranged in six major chapters, each focusing upon a particular era in the development of the interracial buddy film. The book also examines the film sequel as a validation of the enduring significance of interracial interaction. The scope of the work is not limited to Caucasian/African-American pairings. Films with a myriad of racial and ethnic combinations are also analyzed, such as ""Tin Cup"", ""Rush Hour"", ""Shanghai Noon"" and ""Ocean's Eleven"".

Film, TV & DramaFilms, cinema Publisher: McFarland & Co Inc Publication Date: 01/10/2005 ISBN-13: 9780786423019  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
Availability: To Order. Estimated despatch in 1-3 weeks.  

More books by Melvin Donaldson

Leave Review


Delivery Options

All delivery times quoted are the average, and cannot be guaranteed. These should be added to the availability message time, to determine when the goods will arrive. During checkout we will give you a cumulative estimated date for delivery.

Location 1st Book Each additional book Average Delivery Time
UK Standard Delivery FREE FREE 3-5 Days
UK First Class £4.50 £1.00 1-2 Days
UK Courier £7.00 £1.00 1-2 Days
Western Europe** Courier £17.00 £3.00 2-3 Days
Western Europe** Airmail £5.00 £1.50 4-14 Days
USA / Canada Courier £20.00 £3.00 2-4 Days
USA / Canada Airmail £7.00 £3.00 4-14 Days
Rest of World Courier £22.50 £3.00 3-6 Days
Rest of World Airmail £8.00 £3.00 7-21 Days

** Includes Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Irish Republic, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Delivery Help & FAQs

Returns Information

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase*, you may return it to us in its original condition with in 30 days of receiving your delivery or collection notification email for a refund. Except for damaged items or delivery issues the cost of return postage is borne by the buyer. Your statutory rights are not affected.

* For Exclusions and terms on damaged or delivery issues see Returns Help & FAQs

You might also like

Cosmopolitan Cinema: Imagining the...
Felicia Chan
On Cinema
Glauber Rocha; Ismail Xavier; ...
Best Films: Comedy
Jay Robert Nash
Best Films: Crime, Film Noir, and...
Jay Robert Nash
Latest Blog
The End of the F***ing World creator, Charles Forsman, picks his favourite coming of age books

The End of the F***ing World creator, Charles Forsman, picks his favourite coming of age books.

#FoylesFive: Annihilation

With the release of Annihilation on Netflix it's the perfect time to catch up with the book that starts Jeff VanderMeer's unsettling Southern Reach trilogy.

#FoylesFave: Frankenstein in Baghdad

Judy, our Middle Eastern Languages expert here at Foyles, shares her thoughts on the newly translated Frankenstein in Baghdad.

View all Blog Entries
Show/Hide Tweets
© W&G Foyle Ltd