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Blackface, White Noise: Jewish Immigrants in the Hollywood by Michael Rogin

By Michael Rogin

The tangled connections that experience sure Jews to African american citizens in pop culture and liberal politics are on the middle of Michael Rogin's arresting and unnerving ebook. motion pictures from Birth of a Nation to Forrest Gump, Rogin explores blackface in Hollywood movies as an aperture to broader concerns: the character of "white" id in the USA, the position of race in reworking immigrants into "Americans," the typical reports of Jews and African americans that made Jews key supporters within the struggle for racial equality, and the social significance of pop culture. Rogin's forcefully argued learn demanding situations us to confront the cruel truths in the back of the recognition of racial masquerade.

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