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Hollywood be thy name : African American religion in American film, 1929-1949

Author: Judith Weisenfeld
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2007.
Series: George Gund Foundation imprint in African American studies.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From the earliest years of sound film in America, Hollywood studios and independent producers of "race films" for black audiences created stories featuring African American religious practices. In the first book to examine how the movies constructed images of African American religion, Judith Weisenfeld explores these cinematic representations and how they reflected and contributed to complicated discourses about  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Livres numériques
Named Person: Schwarze
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Judith Weisenfeld
OCLC Number: 758446999
Notes: Versement en lot.
University of Michigan, Scholarly Publishing Office.
Description: 1 online resource (1 texte électronique).
Contents: "'Taint what you was, it's what you is today": Hallelujah and the politics of racial authenticity --
"'De Lawd' a natchel man": The green pastures in the American cultural imagination --
"A mighty epic of modern morals": black-audience religious films --
"Saturday sinners and Sunday saints": urban commercial culture and the reconstruction of black religious leadership --
"A long, long way": religion and African American wartime morale --
"Why didn't they tell me I'm a Negro?": Lost boundaries and the moral landscape of race.
Series Title: George Gund Foundation imprint in African American studies.
Responsibility: Judith Weisenfeld.

Abstract:

From the earliest years of sound film in America, Hollywood studios and independent producers of "race films" for black audiences created stories featuring African American religious practices. In the first book to examine how the movies constructed images of African American religion, Judith Weisenfeld explores these cinematic representations and how they reflected and contributed to complicated discourses about race, the social and moral requirements of American citizenship, and the very nature of American identity.Drawing on such textual sources as studio production files, censorship recor.
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