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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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Examining how the movies constructed images of African American religion, this book explores these cinematic representations and how they reflected and contributed to complicated discourses about  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Llibres electrònics
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: 804906234
Description: 1 online resource (1 recurs electrònic (xiii, 341 p.)) : il.
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.
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"An illuminating study of the history of race and film in America." -- Kathy L. Glass African American Review

 
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