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Beyond the Stars 1
Stock Characters in American Popular Film
Edited by Paul Loukides and Linda K. Fuller

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Stock characters in American popular film offer trenchant insight into both American culture and global perceptions of the United States. The first volume in this series contains twenty essays on stock characters and character conventions that divide into four categories: ethnic and racial stereotyping, social classes, professions, and the idiosyncratic type. All the essays examine popular film as reflections of American attitudes toward various racial or ethnic groups, occupational types, socioeconomic classes, religious groups, and "people not like us."

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Cover of Beyond the Stars is brown with a yellow film strip in the center.  White stars are scattered about the cover.

LC: 89-082334 PN
254 pp. 6 x 9
10 b/w photos
ISBN 978-0-87972-479-5
Cloth $19.95 t

(ISBN: 978-0-87972-480-1
Paper is out of print)

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