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Author Stam, Robert, 1941-

Title Tropical multiculturalism : a comparative history of race in Brazilian cinema and culture / Robert Stam.

Published Durham : Duke University Press, 1997.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  791.43750981 STAM    AVAILABLE
Physical description xvi, 409 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Series Latin America otherwise.
Latin America otherwise.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 393-402) and index.
Contents Historical Preamble: The European/Indigenous Encounter -- 1. Comparative Diasporas: The Aftershocks of Slavery -- 2. The Structuring Absences of Silent Cinema, 1898-1929 -- 3. Carmen Miranda, Grande Otelo, and the Chanchada, 1929-1949 -- 4. Pan-American Interlude: Orson Welles in Brazil, 1942 -- 5. Vera Cruz: Hollywood in the Tropics, 1949-1954 -- 6. The Favela: From Rio 40 Graus to Black Orpheus, 1954-1959 -- 7. Intimations of Blackness, 1960-1962 -- 8. Afro Brazilian Religion and the Bahian Renaissance, 1962-1963 -- 9. From Auto-Critique to Anthropophagy, 1964-1971 -- 10. Afro/Indigenous Celebration: The 1970s -- 11. Toward the Present: Cultural Victories/Political Defeats -- The Potentials of Polyphony: Reflections on Race and Representation.
Summary Focusing on the representations of multicultural themes involving Euro- and Afro-Brazilians, other immigrants, and indigenous peoples, in the rich tradition of the Brazilian fictional feature film, Robert Stam provides a major study of race in Brazilian culture through a critical analysis of Brazilian cinema. 136 photos.
Subject Motion pictures -- Brazil.
Race relations in motion pictures.
Racism in motion pictures.
ISBN 0822320487 (paperback: alk. paper)
0822320355 (cloth : alk. paper)