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

By: Rogin, Michael

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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.

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

Author: Rogin, Michael

Categories: Film, Black Studies/Ethnicity,

Publisher: Berkeley, University of California Press: 1998

ISBN Number: 0520213807

ISBN Number 13: 9780520213807

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Near Fine

Type: Film

Seller ID: 142705

Description: A clean, unmarked book with a tight binding. Remainder mark and slight edge wear to cover.

Keywords: Blackface, Race, Film, Hollywood, Jewish, African-American, black, image, dialogue, History,