Political Messages in Feature Films
Edited By Michael Haas
The volume is divided into two parts: Part One focuses on defining political films while Part Two looks at how «politics» is defined within films. Contributors find several ways of defining «political films», but agree that while the messages in films may often seem progressive, they are usually quite conservative, with the aim of making as much money as possible for the people financing the films.
The book provides a history of political film and identifies several hundred films with specific political messages.
7 The Blending of a Kaleidoscopic Culture: Films on Asian Americans
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The Blending of a Kaleidoscopic Culture: Films on Asian Americans
Andrew L. Aoki
The present chapter examines questions of inclusion and community in the United States, questions as old—or older—than the United States, and they have loomed large in American politics for just as long. Superficially, the issues may appear to be social rather than political, but, questions about difference—especially racial difference—have animated a good deal of American politics from the earliest years. My concern here is with the context for inclusion and community in American politics—focusing specifically on the context relevant to Asian Americans.1
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