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Harry M. Benshoff, Sean Griffin's America on Film: Representing Race, Class, Gender, and PDF

By Harry M. Benshoff, Sean Griffin

ISBN-10: 1405170557

ISBN-13: 9781405170550

America on movie: Representing Race, category, Gender, and Sexuality within the video clips, second Edition is a full of life creation to problems with range as represented in the American cinema.

  • Provides a complete review of the commercial, socio-cultural, and aesthetic elements that give a contribution to cinematic representations of race, type, gender, and sexuality
  • Includes over a hundred illustrations, thesaurus of keyword phrases, questions for dialogue, and lists for extra reading/viewing
  • Includes new case reports of a few motion pictures, together with Crash, Brokeback Mountain, and Quinceañera

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319: The Philadelphia Story, copyright © 1940, MGM p. 323: Tea and Sympathy, copyright © 1956, MGM p. 327: The Maltese Falcon, copyright © 1941, Warner Bros. p. 332: The Killing of Sister George, copyright © 1968, Palomar Pictures/Cinerama Releasing p. 333: Boys in the Band, copyright © 1970, Leo/Cinema Center p. 335: Making Love, copyright © 1982, 20th Century-Fox. Photo: Wynn Hammer p. 341: Will & Grace, copyright © 1998-2006, NBC-TV p. 344: Gus Van Sant directingTo Die For, copyright © 1995, Columbia.

When an ideology is functioning optimally within a society or civilization, individuals are often incapable of recognizing that these ideas are socially constructed opinions and not objective truths. We call these assumptions dominant ideologies, because they tend to structure in pervasive ways how a culture thinks about itself and others, who and what it upholds as worthy, meaningful, true, and valuable. The United States was founded on and still adheres to the dominant ideology of white patriarchal capitalism.

While women, homosexuals, the differently abled, and people of non-white heritage have made tremendous gains in social power during the last few decades, white heterosexual men still dominate the corridors of power in America. ) is called an ideological assumption. Ideology is a term that refers to a system of beliefs that groups of people share and believe are inherently true and acceptable. Most ideological beliefs are rarely questioned by those who hold them; the beliefs are naturalized because of their constant and unquestioned usage.

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