Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 458 g
Dimensions: 256 x 180 x 15 mm
Through a careful, detailed examination of an impressive number of significant American films, the authors vividly demonstrate the extent to which notions of white supremacy assert themselves, often unconsciously, even in works in which a liberal, ostensibly anti-racist viewpoint dominates. Screen Saviors is an important contribution to cinema studies and to the growing body of scholarship devoted to the study of white identity. -- Robert Elliot Fox, Southern Illinois University
Analyzes the images of white protagonists interacting with people of another race or ethnicity in American movies from 1915's 'Birth of a Nation' to 'Black Hawk Down' in 2001. This book reveals the diverse, often disturbing ways in which movies manufacture the 'white self,' the image and the story of whiteness articulated by white film makers. * Beaches Leader *
This book reveals the diverse, often disturbing ways in which movies manufacture the 'white self'-the image and story of whiteness articulated by white filmmakers. Avoiding polemical posturing and relying upon historical analysis, the authors provide us with an insightful project that is written with clarity and care. -- Daniel Bernardi, University of Arizona
Provocative book. There's plenty to enjoy. * Film & History: An Interdisciplinary Journal *
A pioneering and highly original book. From Birth of a Nation to the latest Hollywood films, Vera and Gordon describe and critically analyze Hollywood movies made by dozens of different white directors, producers, and writers, people with different imaginations and styles. Yet virtually all the movies they have made fit the same mold of not challenging white privilege. -- Joe R. Feagin, from the Foreword
If you want to explore a colorful, controversial side of film lore, check out Screen Saviors. At the very least, it'll make you think about what you are watching. * Rockford Register Star *
A valuable addition to the growing scholarship of hegemonic whiteness in America. * Contemporary Sociology *
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