Error title
Some error text about your books and stuff.
Close

Black & White & Noir America's Pulp Modernism

by Paula Rabinowitz

  • ISBN: 9780231114813
  • ISBN10: 0231114818

Black & White & Noir America's Pulp Modernism

by Paula Rabinowitz

  • List Price: $30.00
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Columbia Univ Pr
  • Publish date: 05/01/2002
  • ISBN: 9780231114813
  • ISBN10: 0231114818
used Add to Cart $1.12
You save: 96%
Marketplace Item
new Add to Cart $38.39
Marketplace Item
ebook Buy $20.82
Provided by Redshelf
License: lifetime
Description: "Black & White & Noir" explores Americas pulp modernism through penetrating readings of the noir sensibility lurking in an eclectic array of media: Office of War Information photography, womens experimental films, and African-American novels, among others. It traces the dark edges of cultural detritus blowing across the postwar landscape, finding in pulp a political theory that helps explain Americas fascination with lurid spectacles of crime.
We are accustomed to thinking of noir as a film form popularized in movies like "The Maltese Falcon, The Big Sleep, " and, more recently, Quentin Tarantinos "Pulp Fiction." But it is also, Paula Rabinowitz argues, an avenue of social and political expression. This book offers an unparalleled historical and theoretical overview of the noir shadows cast when the medias glare is focused on the unseen and the unseemly in our culture. Through far-ranging discussions of the Starr Report, movies such as "Double Indemnity" and "The Big Heat, " and figures as various as Barbara Stanwyck, Kenneth Fearing, and Richard Wright, Rabinowitz finds in film noir the representation of modern Americas attempt to submerge and mask its violent history of racial and class anatagonisms. "Black & White & Noir" also explores the theory and practice of stilettos, the ways in which girls in the 1950s viewed film noir as a secret language about their mothers pasts, the extraordinary tone-setting photographs of Esther Bubley, and the smutty aspect of social workers case studies, among other unexpected twists and provocative turns.
Expand description
Seller Condition Comments Price  
Seller: University Book Source
Location: Mt. Morris, IL
Condition: Like New
Shipping Icon
[I will ship immediately] Book in great condition: no markings, slightly worn covers and edges, nice binding.
Price:
$1.12
Comments:
[I will ship immediately] Book in great condition: no markings, slightly worn covers and edges, nice binding.
Seller: Midtown Scholar Bookstore
Location: Harrisburg, PA
Condition: Like New
0231114818 Crisp, clean, unread paperback with very light shelfwear and a remainder mark to one edge-NICE!
Price:
$3.37
Comments:
0231114818 Crisp, clean, unread paperback with very light shelfwear and a remainder mark to one edge-NICE!
Seller: Powell's Books Chicago
Location: Chicago, IL
Condition: Very Good
2002. Paperback. Very Good.
Price:
$6.75
Comments:
2002. Paperback. Very Good.
Seller: Ergodebooks
Location: Richmond, TX Ask seller a question
Condition: Good
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.Ships Fast. 24*7 Customer Service.
Price:
$10.72
Comments:
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.Ships Fast. 24*7 Customer Service.
Seller: Mahler Books
Location: Pflugerville, TX
Condition: Very Good
Shipping Icon
0231114818. This book is in very good condition; no remainder marks. Appears to have been gently read once. Inside pages are clean.
Price:
$11.20
Comments:
0231114818. This book is in very good condition; no remainder marks. Appears to have been gently read once. Inside pages are clean.
Seller: Paws, Not Claws! Associates
Location: Ithaca, NY
Condition: Like New
Shipping Icon
PB in like new cond, 8 vo size, 2008 edition, "1" print, clean text, no marks seen.
Price:
$14.62
Comments:
PB in like new cond, 8 vo size, 2008 edition, "1" print, clean text, no marks seen.
Seller: Paws, Not Claws! Associates
Location: Ithaca, NY
Condition: Like New
Shipping Icon
Pb like new.
Price:
$18.00
Comments:
Pb like new.
Seller: One Stop Shop Bookstore
Location: Memphis, TN
Condition: Good
Shipping Icon
Price:
$30.05
Comments:
Seller: Ergodebooks
Location: Richmond, TX Ask seller a question
Condition: New
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.Ships Fast. 24*7 Customer Service.
Price:
$38.39
Comments:
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.Ships Fast. 24*7 Customer Service.
please wait
Please Wait

Notify Me When Available

Enter your email address below,
and we'll contact you when your school adds course materials for
.
Enter your email address below, and we'll contact you when is back in stock (ISBN: ).