Birth of an Industry: Blackface Minstrelsy and the Rise of American Animation (Hardback)Nicholas Sammond (author)
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Publisher: Duke University Press
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 680 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 25 mm
"Birth of an Industry is a welcome addition and valuable contribution to the ongoing academic discussion of the relationship of ethnic tensions to the art and business of animation." -- Christopher P. Lehman * African American Review *
"Sammond's impressive Birth of an Industry condenses and stretches various links among the evolving art, labor, and business of early animated film." -- T. Lindvall * Choice *
"Moving effortlessly among theories of comedy, critical race theory, performance studies, animation criticism, and both Marxist and Freudian analyses, Sammond has produced a comprehensive study of the rise of American animation." -- Diego A. Millan * Studies in American Humor *
"Few authors . . . have proved minstrelsy's connections to early animation as carefully and convincingly as Nicholas Sammond in his thoughtful text Birth of an Industry." -- Carmenita Higginbotham * Journal of Southern History *
"Sammond's work in The Birth of An Industry is notable and fascinating. . . . By unpacking each component of the production and representation of minstrel animation, Sammond builds the space needed for an insightful discussion." -- Niamh Timmons * Journal of Popular Culture *
"Birth of an Industry offers a timely, valuable, and theoretically distinguished intervention." -- Malcolm Cook * Animation *
"With Birth of an Industry, Nicholas Sammond demonstrates that the specter of racialized caricature and its attending performative power dynamics have a longer and more pernicious continuum through which race, industry, and the nation understood and affected one another." -- Allyson Nadia Field * Media Industries *
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