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Black Mirror

The Cultural Contradictions of American Racism

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$31.00 • £24.95 • €28.00

ISBN 9780674967717

Publication Date: 09/25/2017

Academic Trade

288 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

9 halftones

Belknap Press


  • Preface
  • 1. Black Mirror: States of Fantasy and Symbolic Surplus Value
  • 2. Our Blackface America: Mr. Clemens and Jim Crow
  • 3. The Mirror Has Two Faces: White Ethnic Semi-Mojo
  • 4. House of Mirrors: The Whiteness of Film Noir
  • 5. White Like Me: Racial Trans and the Culture of Civil Rights
  • 6. Tar Baby and the Great White Wonder: Joni Mitchell’s Pimp Game
  • 7. All the King’s Men: Elvis Impersonators and White Working-Class Masculinity
  • 8. Just Like Jack Frost’s Blues: Masking and Melancholia in Bob Dylan’s “Love and Theft”
  • Coda
  • Notes
  • Index