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Film and TV Studies Discussion List <[log in to unmask]>
Sat, 13 Apr 91 00:37:17 CDT
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>  "Y'all were doing religious theology in a screen studies zone (re Campbell
>  and anti-semitism).  Let's move it along now, citizen."
>  P.S.  If anybody's interested in the representation of Jews in film/TV or
>  related topics then let's get into it...
I suppose this is a good-natured attempt to maintain list focus, but I would
ask that you not dismiss discussions of racism and anti-Semitism as religious
theology.  Hatred of Jews because of their ethnicity is not the same
discussion as Jewish customs, laws or beliefs.  As someone whose dissertation
deals with Jews, anti-Semitism and the American media before 1940, I can tell
you that the representation of Jews in film and television hardly covers this
relationship, and the rest of this representation is hardly theology.  If you
don't want these kinds of discussions on your list, please don't distribute
insensitive citations like this, however light-hearted you may think it is.
Having said that, I'd like to know if anyone has any figures on how many Jews
work in the media industry.  I'd also like to know of sources or hearsay of
Jews controlling the media, since I'm dealing with conspiracy theory.
Finally, if you know of a particularly obscure "Hollywood Novel" that has a
Jewish character in it, please drop me a line.
Speaking of police, Stop Killer Cops!
Radically yours,
Steve Carr