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Stacy Zellmann <[log in to unmask]>
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Mon, 26 Nov 2001 15:18:19 -0600
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Please post this to Screen-L.  Also, please let me know if you'd like to
review the books for your listserv.  Thanks!

Best wishes,
Stacy Zellmann
Direct Marketing Coordinator
University of Minnesota Press
111 Third Avenue South, Suite 290
Minneapolis, MN 55401-2520

A provocative study of Hollywood¹s obsession with race and its impact on the
classic films of the studio era.

Daniel Bernardi, Editor
University of Minnesota Press | 568 pages | 2001
ISBN 0-8166-3238-3 | hardcover | $62.95
ISBN 0-8166-3239-1 | paperback | $24.95

Leading scholars address the myriad ways in which America¹s attitudes about
race informed the production of Hollywood films from the 1920s through the

Contributors: Eric Avila, Aaron Baker, Karla Rae Fuller, Andrew Gordon,
Allison Graham, Sarah Madsen Hardy, Joanne Hershfield, Arthur Knight, Gina
Marchetti, Gary W. McDonough, Chandra Mukerji, Martin F. Norden, Brian
O'Neil, Roberta E. Pearson, Marguerite H. Rippy, Nicholas Sammond, Beretta
E. Smith-Shomade, Peter Stanfield, Kelly Thomas; Hernan Vera, Karen Wallace,
Thomas E. Wartenberg, Cindy Hing-Yuk Wong, Geoffrey White, and Jane Yi.

For more information, visit the book's webpage:

Read National Public Radio's report on racism on the silver screen:

The first comprehensive exploration of Native American filmmaking and video

WIPING THE WAR PAINT OFF THE LENS: Native American Film and Video
Beverly R. Singer
University of Minnesota Press | 136 pages | 2001
ISBN 0-8166-3160-3 | hardcover | $47.95
ISBN 0-8166-3161-1 | paperback | $18.95
Visible Evidence Series, volume 10

Native Americans have thrown themselves into filmmaking since the mid-1970s,
producing hundreds of films and videos, and their body of work has had great
impact on Native cultures and filmmaking itself. Wiping the War Paint off
the Lens traces the history of Native experiences as subjects, actors, and
creators, and develops a critical framework for approaching Native work.
Singer positions Native media as part of a larger struggle for "cultural
sovereignty"‹the right to maintain and protect cultures and traditions.

For more information, visit the book's webpage:

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