Autore: Lila Quintero Weaver
Editore: University of Alabama Press
ISBN: 0817357149
Grandezza: 67,72 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 4792
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Darkroom: A Memoir in Black and White is an arresting and moving personal story about childhood, race, and identity in the American South, rendered in stunning illustrations by the author, Lila Quintero Weaver. In 1961, when Lila was five, she and her family emigrated from Buenos Aires, Argentina, to Marion, Alabama, in the heart of Alabama’s Black Belt. As educated, middle-class Latino immigrants in a region that was defined by segregation, the Quinteros occupied a privileged vantage from which to view the racially charged culture they inhabited. Weaver and her family were firsthand witnesses to key moments in the civil rights movement. But Darkroom is her personal story as well: chronicling what it was like being a Latina girl in the Jim Crow South, struggling to understand both a foreign country and the horrors of our nation’s race relations. Weaver, who was neither black nor white, observed very early on the inequalities in the American culture, with its blonde and blue-eyed feminine ideal. Throughout her life, Lila has struggled to find her place in this society and fought against the discrimination around her.

Light In The Dark Room

Autore: Jay Prosser
Editore: U of Minnesota Press
ISBN: 9780816644841
Grandezza: 78,90 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 9191
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A young boy, thin and ill, feeds his small brother in a ritualized act of desperation, half-stifling him. The boy will be treated, his father will get a job, and the family will be moved from their shack in the slums of Rio de Janeiro to a suburban house, courtesy of the American viewers of Gordon Parks's photographs in Life magazine. It all turned

The Film Spectator

Autore: Warren Buckland
Editore: Leiden University Press
Grandezza: 67,84 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 2493
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This is the first collection of essays in English to give prominence to the work of European film scholars whose aim is "to understand how film is understood." The Film Spectator raises fundamental issues that have confronted film theory for the past thirty years, but which have never been adequately answered. It gathers together a representative sample of this work, covering the period from the mid-seventies to the present.