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Black City Cinema: African American Urban Experiences in Film

Black City Cinema: African American Urban Experiences in Film (Hardback)

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In "Black City Cinema", Paula Massood shows how popular films reflected the massive social changes that resulted from the Great Migration of African Americans from the rural South to cities in the North, West, and Mid-West during the first three decades of the twentieth century. By the onset of the Depression, the Black population had become primarily urban, transforming individual lives as well as urban experience and culture. Massood probes into the relationship of place and time, showing how urban settings became an intrinsic element of African American film as Black people became more firmly rooted in urban spaces and more visible as historical and political subjects.Illuminating the intersections of film, history, politics, and urban discourse, she considers the chief genres of African American and Hollywood narrative film: the black cast musicals of the 1920s and the "race" films of the early sound era to blaxploitation and hood films, as well as the work of Spike Lee toward the end of the century. As it examines such a wide range of films over much of the twentieth century, this book offers a unique map of Black representations in film. Paula J.Massood is Assistant Professor of Film Studies at Brooklyn College, City University of New York.

Film, TV & DramaFilms, cinemaDocumentary filmsFilm, TV & DramaFilms, cinemaFilm theory & criticismFilm, TV & DramaFilms, cinemaFilm: styles & genresHistory & PoliticsHistory: Chronological20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000History & PoliticsHistory: ChronologicalEarly history: c 500 to c 1450/1500History & PoliticsRegional & national historyHistory of the AmericasPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial groupsEthnic studiesBlack & Asian studies Publisher: Temple University Press,U.S. Publication Date: 01/01/2003 ISBN-13: 9781592130023  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
Availability: Currently unavailable. Foyles can order for despatch to customer when the publisher is re-supplied on 16/01/2003.  

PAULA J. MASSOOD is Assistant Professor of Film Studies at Brooklyn College, City University of New York.

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