Framing the South : Hollywood, television, and race during the Civil Rights struggle (Book, 2001) [University of Maryland, College Park]
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Framing the South : Hollywood, television, and race during the Civil Rights struggle

Author: Allison Graham
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©2001.
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"What patterns emerge in media coverage and character depiction of southern men and women, black and white, in the years between 1954 and 1976? How do portrayals of the region and the equal rights movement illuminate the spirit and experience of the South - and of the nation as a whole? In Framing the South, Allison Graham examines the ways in which the media, particularly television and film, presented southerners  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Graham, Allison.
Framing the South.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©2001
(OCoLC)606561328
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Allison Graham
ISBN: 0801866154 9780801866159
OCLC Number: 45064786
Description: xi, 224 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Remapping Dogpatch --
"The purest of God's creatures": White women, blood pollution, and Southern sexuality --
Sentimental educations: Romance, race, and White redemption --
Natural acts: Hillbillies, delinquents, and the disappearing psyche --
Reeducating the Southerner: Elvis, rednecks, and Hollywood's "White Negro" --
Civil rights films and the new Red Menace: The legacy of the 1960s.
Responsibility: Allison Graham.

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She concludes with a provocative analysis of Forrest Gump, identifying the popular film as a retelling of post-World War II Southern history.  Read more...
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A resourceful, imaginative, sure-handed analysis by an author who knows both how movies and television get made and how to get at what those products mean. -- Thomas Cripps Journal of Southern Read more...

 
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