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Erin Ash

regard to issues of race. First, the savior film’s focus encourages perceptions of white benevolence, providing justification for the denial of the continued existence of racism that, as Michael Lacy argues, “features white innocence, while maintaining

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Dan Flory

This article modifies philosopher Tamar Szabó Gendler's theory of imaginative resistance in order to make it applicable to film and analyze a distinctively adverse kind of resistant response to James Cameron's Avatar (2009). Gendler's theory, as she states it, seeks to explain resistance to literary stories in a straightforwardly cognitivist, but narrowly rationalistic fashion. This article introduces elements from recent work at the intersection of philosophy of film and the emotions to augment Gendler's theory so that it can be used to explain why some viewers hesitate or even refuse to imagine some cinematic fictional worlds. The method used is analytic philosophy of film. The analysis reveals that some viewers are cognitively impoverished with regard to imagining race in general: they will likely have extreme difficulty in centrally imagining racially "other" characters, which also bodes ill for their real-world prospects for moral engagements concerning race.

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Minority Report

Perceptions and Realities of Black Men in Heterosexual Porn

Darryl L. Jones II

respond to their material. The audience therefore has the ability to further enhance an actor's longevity in the industry. Positive reactions generate increased callbacks by studios and lead to more work. Interracialism, Racism, and the “Phobogenic Object

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Dan Flory

“All our phrasing—race relations, racial chasm, racial justice, racial profiling, white privilege, even white supremacy—serves to obscure that racism is a visceral experience.” — Ta-Nehisi Coates (2015) One of the more notorious sequences in D. W

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Jacob Breslow, Jonathan A. Allan, Gregory Wolfman, and Clifton Evers

masculinity, racism, classism, geography, sexuality, and violence. Part of what makes this book so important is that it adds the complex voices of trans men to the field of masculinity studies, a field that has been rather myopic in its focus on cisgender

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Ambivalent Sexualities in a Transnational Context

Romanian and Bulgarian Migrant Male Sex Workers in Berlin

Victor Trofimov

zu den rassistischen Normalisierungsprozessen der “Sarrazindebatte” [Racism in performance society: Analyses and critical perspectives of racist normalizing processes in the context of the debate around Sarrazin], ed. Sebastian Friedrich , 96

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Allison Macleod

including homophobia, racism, misogyny, ableism, and classism. Particularly because the festival is located in Glasgow, a city characterized by its industrial roots and working-class history, issues of class, and their intersections with issues of sexuality

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Ling Tang, Jun Zubillaga-Pow, Hans Rollmann, Amber Jamilla Musser, Shannon Scott, and Kristen Sollée

,” offers an unflinching look at how black gay men navigate online dating through an analysis of profile-crafting strategies. Much of this chapter focuses on the much-mentioned racism of online dating and feelings of paranoia and sadness that accompany these

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Redefining Representation

Black Trans and Queer Women’s Digital Media Production

Moya Bailey

production. It is in these personal accounts that readers see the intersectional nature of health, such as the ways in which structural forms of oppression like queer hatred, racism, and other forms of discrimination impact people’s health on all levels. The

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Jess Dorrance

, emerged soon after. In 2007 in Montreal, a group of activists launched the first Pervers/cité, an annual week of radical antiracist queer/trans events meant to counter the corporatization and racism of “Divers/cité,” the city's annual mainstream gay