American Nationhood as Eugenic Romance

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Critiques D.W. Griffith's treatment of miscegenation in his 'Broken Blossoms' and 'The Birth of a Nation' motion pictures. Transformation of representation of miscegenation; Griffith's liberal idealism; Ambiguities of liberalism of 'Broken Blossoms'; Interpretation of contradictory and conflicted reconstruction of interracial desire; Argument for cultural separatism.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)50-78
Number of pages29
JournalDifferences
Volume12
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1 2001

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Keywords

  • Broken Blossoms or the Yellow Man & the Girl (Film)
  • Griffith, D. W. (David Wark), 1875-1948
  • Birth of a Nation, The (Film)
  • Miscegenation
  • Criticism

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American Nationhood as Eugenic Romance. / Koshy, Susan.

In: Differences, Vol. 12, No. 1, 01.03.2001, p. 50-78.

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Koshy, S 2001, 'American Nationhood as Eugenic Romance', Differences, vol. 12, no. 1, pp. 50-78.
Koshy, Susan. / American Nationhood as Eugenic Romance. In: Differences. 2001 ; Vol. 12, No. 1. pp. 50-78.
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