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The Resource Empire films and the crisis of colonialism, 1946-1959, Jon Cowans

Empire films and the crisis of colonialism, 1946-1959, Jon Cowans

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Empire films and the crisis of colonialism, 1946-1959
Title
Empire films and the crisis of colonialism, 1946-1959
Statement of responsibility
Jon Cowans
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Using popular cinema from the United States, Britain, and France, Empire films and the crisis of colonialism, 1946-1959, examines postwar Western attitudes toward colonialism and race relations. Historians have written much about the high politics of decolonization but little about what ordinary citizens thought about losing their empires. Popular cinema provided the main source of images of the colonies, and, according to Jon Cowans, films depicting the excesses of empire helped Westerners come to terms with decolonization and even promoted the dismantling of colonialsim around the globe. Examing more than one hundred British, French, and American films from the post-World War II era, Cowans concentrates on movies that depict interactions - including sexual and romantic relations - between white colonizers and nonwhite colonial subjects. Although certain conservative films eagerly supported colonialism, Cowans argues that the more numerous "liberal colonialist" productions undermined support for key aspects of colonial rule. Other, more provocative films openly favored anticolonial movements and urged "interal decolonization" for people of color in Britain, France, and the United States. Combining new archival research on the films' production with sharp analysis of their imagery and political messages, the book also assesses their reception through box-office figures and newspaper reviews. It examines both high-profile and lesser-known films on overseas colonialism, including The King and I, Bhowani Junction, and Island in the Sun, and tackles treatments of miscegenation and "internal colonialism" that appeared in Westerns and American films like Pinky and Giant. The first truly transnational history of cinema's role in decolonization, this powerful book weaves a unified historical narrative out of the experiences of three colonial powers in diverse geographic settings."--back cover
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cowans, Jon
Dewey number
791.43/6581
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1995.9.I42
LC item number
C69 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Imperialism in motion pictures
  • Motion pictures
  • Motion pictures
  • Motion pictures
  • Motion pictures
  • Imperialism in motion pictures
  • Motion pictures
  • Motion pictures
  • France
  • Great Britain
  • United States
  • Film
  • Kolonialismus
  • Entkolonialisierung
  • USA
  • Großbritannien
  • Frankreich
Label
Empire films and the crisis of colonialism, 1946-1959, Jon Cowans
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 355-420) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Part I The persistence of empire: colonialist films in the decolonization era -- The white woman's burden -- Heroes of empire -- Westerns -- Part II Coming to terms: confronting insurgency and decolonization -- The British Empire and decolonization -- The French Empire and decolonization -- Americans in postwar Asia -- Part III Dangerous liaisons: interracial couples in films -- Miscegenation in westerns -- Romance across the Pacific -- Black-white couples and internal decolonization -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn887605332
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
437 pages
Isbn
9781421416410
Lccn
2014024720
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
99966882727
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o887605332
  • (OCoLC)887605332
Label
Empire films and the crisis of colonialism, 1946-1959, Jon Cowans
Publication
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 355-420) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Part I The persistence of empire: colonialist films in the decolonization era -- The white woman's burden -- Heroes of empire -- Westerns -- Part II Coming to terms: confronting insurgency and decolonization -- The British Empire and decolonization -- The French Empire and decolonization -- Americans in postwar Asia -- Part III Dangerous liaisons: interracial couples in films -- Miscegenation in westerns -- Romance across the Pacific -- Black-white couples and internal decolonization -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn887605332
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
437 pages
Isbn
9781421416410
Lccn
2014024720
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
99966882727
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o887605332
  • (OCoLC)887605332

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