Delia Malia Caparoso Konzett highlights films that mirror the cultural and political climate of the country over more than a century—from the era of U.S. imperialism on through Jim Crow racial segregation, the attack on Pearl Harbor and WWII, the civil rights movement, the contemporary articulation of consumer and leisure culture, as well as the buildup of the modern military industrial complex. Focusing on important cultural questions pertaining to race, nationhood, and war, Konzett offers a unique view of Hollywood film history produced about the national periphery for mainland U.S. audiences. Hollywood’s Hawaii presents a history of cinema that examines Hawaii and the Pacific and its representations in film in the context of colonialism, war, Orientalism, occupation, military buildup, and entertainment.
Introduction The American Empire in the South Pacific and Its Representation in Hollywood Cinema: 1898–Present
1 The South Pacific and Hawaii on Screen: Territorial Expansion and Cinematic Colonialism
2 World War II Hawaii: Orientalism and the American Century
3 Postwar Hawaii and the Birth of the Military Industrial Complex
Conclusion Hawaii in Contemporary Cinema and Television: The New Cultural Amnesia
Film Regulation, Foreign Relations, and East Asian Representations
Hollywood at the Intersection of Race and Identity
Edited by Delia Malia Caparoso Konzett Contributions by Ruth Mayer, Alice Maurice, Ellen C. Scott, Delia Malia Caparoso Konzett, Jonna Eagle, Ryan Jay Friedman, Charlene Regester, Matthias Konzett, Chris Cagle, Dean Itsuji Saranillio, Graham Cassano, Priscilla Peña Ovalle, Ernesto R Acevedo-Muñoz, Mary Beltrán, Jun Okada and Louise Wallenberg
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