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Disney's most notorious film : race, convergence, and the hidden histories of Song of the South / by Jason Sperb.

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Author/Creator:
Sperb, Jason, 1978-
Language:
English.
Publication date:
2012
Imprint:
1st ed. - Austin : University of Texas Press, 2012.
Format:
  • Book
  • xiii, 278 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Note:
Originally presented as the author's thesis (doctoral)--Indiana University, 2009.
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references (p. [261]-268) and index.
Contents:
  • Introduction
  • Conditions of possibility : the Disney Studios, postwar "thermidor, " and the ambivalent origins of Song of the South
  • "Put down the mint julep, Mr. Disney" : postwar racial consciousness and Disney's critical legacy in the 1946 reception of Song of the South
  • "Our most requested movie" : media convergence, black ambivalence, and the reconstruction of Song of the South
  • A past that never existed : coonskin, post-racial whiteness, and rewriting history in the era of Reaganism
  • On tar babies and honey pots : Splash Mountain, "Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, " and the transmedia dissipation of Song of the South
  • Reassuring convergence : new media, nostalgia, and the internet fandom of Song of the South
  • Conclusion: On rereleasing Song of the south.
Subjects:
ISBN:
9780292739741
0292739745

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