The Myth of Colorblindness - Race and Ethnicity in American Cinema
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Analyzes the ways that racial and ethnic representations in Hollywood films have both challenged and supported a colorblind ideology during the Obama and Trump eras
Addresses dominant theories of critical race studies within contemporary American cinema
Combines close readings with industrial and political methods
Sarah Nilsen is an Associate Professor of Film and Television Studies at the University of Vermont, USA. She is the author of Projecting America: Film and Cultural Diplomacy at the Brussels World’s Fair of 1958 (2011) and co-editor of The Colorblind Screen: Television in Post-Racial America (2014). Other publications include essays on critical race theory, Disney studies, and Cold War culture.