- Matthew Desmond and Mustafa Emirbayer (2016), Ch. 8 (‘Aesthetics’): ‘Race and Art in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century America’; ‘Racial Representation in Art’. keywords: antiracist aesthetic, minstrelsy; the; multiculturalism; racist aesthetic, the; white aesthetic, the; white saviour trope.
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For Next Time
- Ali Karjoo-Ravary, ‘ Is Dune a White Savior Narrative?’, Slate 26 October 2021). Frank Herbert’s novel drew from Islam to critique the idea of the messianic Western man. Does the movie?
- Katherine (Hyun-Choo) Everett, ‘Reckoning with and Remaking “Dune”: The Limitations of World-Making in Sci-Fi’, The Lantern (3 March 2021)
- Audio: ‘Matthew Hughey on His Tripartite Methodological Approach to Understanding Film’ (2015). In this episode we are joined by Matthew Hughey. Matthew is an Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Connecticut. He is the author of number books [sic] including [The] White Savior Film: Content, Critics and Consumption, The Wrongs of the Right: Language, Race, and the Republican Party in the Age of Obama, and White Bound: Nationalists, Antiracists, and the Shared Meanings of Race. Matt joins us to discuss his multi-methods approach to studying film, film criticism, and film consumption.