Race, Philosophy, and Film

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Mary K. Bloodsworth-Lugo, Dan Flory
Routledge, Apr 12, 2013 - ART - 250 pages
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This collection fills a gap in the current literature in philosophy and film by focusing on the question: How would thinking in philosophy and film be transformed if race were formally incorporated moved from its margins to the center?

The collection’s contributors anchor their discussions of race through considerations of specific films and television series, which serve as illustrative examples from which the essays’ theorizations are drawn. Inclusive and current in its selection of films and genres, the collection incorporates dramas, comedies, horror, and science fiction films (among other genres) into its discussions, as well as recent and popular titles of interest, such as Twilight, Avatar, Machete, True Blood, and The Matrix and The Help. The essays compel readers to think more deeply about the films they have seen and their experiences of these narratives.

 

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Contents

Philosophical Approaches to Race in Film
1
PART I Epistemology
15
PART II Aesthetics
69
PART III Moral Philosophy
101
PART IV Social and Political Philosophy
149
PART V Technology and the Lived Body
195
Contributors
227
Index
231
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Mary K. Bloodsworth-Lugo is Professor of Critical Culture, Gender, and Race Studies at Washington State University, USA.

Dan Flory is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Montana State University, USA.