Download An Army of Phantoms: American Movies and the Making of the by J. Hoberman PDF

By J. Hoberman

Publish yr note: First released December twenty eighth 2010
------------------------

An military of Phantoms is a big new paintings of historical past and picture feedback from the very hot critic J. Hoberman. the following he applies an identical dynamic synergy of yankee politics and American pop culture to the chilly War’s first decade that he dropped at the Nineteen Sixties within the significantly acclaimed The Dream Life.

The years among 1946 and 1956 introduced U.S. dominance over Europe and a brand new conflict in Asia, in addition to the delivery of the civil rights circulation and the stirrings of a brand new formative years tradition. The interval observed the motion picture purged of its political left whereas the increase of ideological motion hero John Wayne got here to dominate theaters. interpreting videos and media occasions, Hoberman has prepared a festival of cavalry Westerns, apocalyptic sci-fi flicks, and biblical spectaculars in which Cecil B. DeMille rubs shoulders with Douglas MacArthur, atomic checks are proven on stay television, God talks at the radio, and Joe McCarthy is bracketed with Marilyn Monroe. here's a background of movie that also is, to paraphrase Jean-Luc Godard, concerning the movie of history.

Essential examining for movie and background buffs, An military of Phantoms recasts a vital period within the mild of the silver screen.

Show description

Read or Download An Army of Phantoms: American Movies and the Making of the Cold War PDF

Best cultural studies books

Listen to the Squawking Chicken: When Mother Knows Best, What's a Daughter To Do? A Memoir (Sort Of)

Because the 800,000+ U. S. enthusiasts of Elaine Lui’s website recognize, her mom, aka The Squawking chook, is a giant consider Elaine’s existence. She pulls no punches, in particular along with her in simple terms baby. “Where’s my cash? ” she asks at any time when she sees Elaine. “You’ll by no means be pass over Hong Kong,” she knowledgeable her daughter while she was once a woman.

Good White People: The Problem with Middle-Class White Anti-Racism (SUNY series, Philosophy and Race)

Argues for the necessity of a brand new ethos for middle-class white anti-racism.

Building on her publication Revealing Whiteness, Shannon Sullivan identifies a constellation of attitudes universal between well-meaning white liberals that she sums up as “white middle-class goodness,” an orientation she reviews for being extra interested by developing anti-racist bona fides than with confronting systematic racism and privilege. Sullivan untangles the complicated relationships among classification and race in modern white id and descriptions 4 methods this orientation is expressed, every one helping identify one’s loss of racism: the denigration of lower-class white humans as chargeable for ongoing white racism, the demonization of antebellum slaveholders, an emphasis on colorblindness—especially within the context of white childrearing—and the cultivation of attitudes of white guilt, disgrace, and betrayal. to maneuver past those distancing recommendations, Sullivan argues, white humans want a new ethos that recognizes and transforms their whiteness within the pursuit of racial justice instead of looking a self-righteous distance from it.

“…Sullivan posits that it truly is white liberals’ personal ‘anti-racism’ that really perpetuates racism by means of shutting down frank or nuanced discussions not just of race, yet of white privilege, which created racial difficulties and nonetheless sustains them … In advising white liberals find out how to truthfully dwell their whiteness, instead of disown it or fake it doesn’t exist, Sullivan expertly deconstructs the frequent defenses … Like W. E. B. DuBois and James Baldwin earlier than her, Sullivan sees white domination as a religious challenge that afflicts one crew in specific yet that touches us all. ” — Ms. journal

Globalization And Poverty (The New Global Society)

Examine the influence globalisation has had on poverty, rural improvement, local examples, position of multinationals, human capital improvement, and sustainability. a long time sixteen+

What We Get From Roman Mythology

This publication introduces readers to Roman mythology, offers mythical characters and tales, and indicates how Roman myths have inspired our tradition. Readers are engaged with old content material whereas sprucing their talents at examining pictures and settling on proof.

Extra info for An Army of Phantoms: American Movies and the Making of the Cold War

Sample text

Because the cultural racism frame relies on more overt statements of racial difference, it becomes more difficult to sustain in a colorblind context. ” Similarly, the claim of “naturalization” is difficult to sustain because it is statistically impossible for existing racial disparities to be due to chance. It might be possible, given the general atmosphere of colorblind racial ideology, that many Americans are as unaware of the scope of racial inequality as they are of the demographic composition of the United States (I know that my students are regularly surprised by the extent of racial gaps in income, wealth, poverty, and education).

Richard Delgado and Jean Stefancic. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1997. 6–11. Print. Golf. com. 8 Jan. 2008. Web. 22 Jan. 2012. com/tour-and-news/ golf-channel-anchor-kelly-tilghman-suspended-lynch-remark-about-tiger-woods>. Hartmann, Douglas, Joseph Gerteis, and Paul R. Croll. 3 (2009): 402–24. Print. , and Noam Chomsky. Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media. New York: Pantheon, 1988. Print. Hernandez, Samaia, and John Charlton. ” Hartford Courant 25 Jan. 2012: A7.

Com. 25 Nov. 2006. Web. 22 Jan. 2012. _2208718>. Shades of Colorblindness >> 35 CNN. com. 14 July 2009. Web. 24 Jan. 2012. _s=PM:POLITICS>. ———. com. 22 Nov. 2006. Web. 22 Jan. 2012. com/2006-11-22/entertainment/sharpton. _s=PM:SHOWBIZ>. Croll, Paul. ” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, Las Vegas, Nevada, Aug. 2011. Daniels, Jessie. Cyber Racism: White Supremacy Online and the New Attack on Civil Rights. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2009.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.42 of 5 – based on 17 votes