Mixed race hollywood

Mary Beltran, Camilla Fojas

Research output: Book/ReportBook

31 Scopus citations

Abstract

A Kansas City Star 2008 Notable Book. Since the early days of Hollywood film, portrayals of interracial romance and of individuals of mixed racial and ethnic heritage have served to highlight and challenge fault lines within Hollywood and the nation's racial categories and borders. Mixed Race Hollywood is a pioneering compilation of essays on mixed-race romance, individuals, families, and stars in U.S. film and media culture. Situated at the cutting-edge juncture of ethnic studies and media studies, this collection addresses early mixed-race film characters, Blaxploitation, mixed race in children's television programming, and the "outing" of mixed-race stars on the Internet, among other issues and contemporary trends in mixed-race representation. The contributors explore this history and current trends from a wide range of disciplinary perspectives in order to better understand the evolving conception of race and ethnicity in contemporary culture.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherNew York University Press
Number of pages325
ISBN (Print)9780814799888
StatePublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities(all)

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