Beyond Blaxploitation

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Beyond Blaxploitation is a groundbreaking anthology devoted to examining canonical and lesser-known films of the blaxploitation movement to demonstrate the richness, depth, and complexity of this intriguing period in motion picture history. The first book-length anthology of scholarly work on blaxploitation film sustains the momentum that blaxploitation scholarship has recently gained, giving the films an even more prominent place in cinema history.

This volume is made up of eleven essays employing historical and theoretical methodologies in the examination of spectatorship, marketing, melodrama, the transition of novel to screenplay, and racial politics and identity, among other significant topics. The book fills a substantial gap that exists in the black cinematic narrative and, more broadly, in film history.

Published by Wayne State University Press in 2016. Paperback, measures 9 x 6 inches, 272 pages. ISBN 9780814340769.

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