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Abstract: Rudolf Jugert's 1949 German-jazz musical "Hallo, Fräulein!" transmutes and inverts many of the conventions of the Hollywood
musical in order to comment on the cultural and racial stakes of the American occupation of Germany following World War II.
Made under the supervision of the U.S. military government, the film unsettles the proposition of cultural reorientation and
the definition of democratic culture in general.
Abstract: This essay explores the intersection of liberal politics and depictions of disability in movies from the 1940s to 1960s that
promote racial tolerance.
Abstract: This essay explores the ways in which Don Siegel's "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" employs familiar postwar discourses of
difference, namely racial masquerade, alien immigration, and sexual deviance, in its hyperbolic dramatization of the potential
social, political, and personal disenfranchisement of postwar America's hegemonic white patriarchy.
Kathleen Rowe Karlyn
Abstract: Through a reading of the film "American Beauty," this article explains how the structure of father-daughter incest, working
through displacement, has provided a narrative that links a series of recent cultural developments: the sexualization of ever-younger
girls, cinema's erasure of mothers and of career women as sympathetic figures, and efforts to remasculinize the middle-aged
Jane M. Gaines
Steven J. Ross
Scott Higgins, Sara Ross
Kirsten Moana Thompson, Rebecca M. Gordon