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Powdermaker Web Page. Hortense Powdermaker. Hollywood: The Dream Factory. An Anthropologist Looks at the. Movie Makers. London: Secker & Warburg. Read the full-text online edition of Hollywood, the Dream Factory: An Anthropologist By Hortense Powdermaker Chapter II – Mass Production of Dreams Hollywood, the Dream Factory has 8 ratings and 0 reviews. Reprint of Edition Hortense Powdermaker. liked it · Rating details.

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Hollywood, the Dream Factory: An Anthropologist Looks at the Movie-Makers by Hortense Powdermaker

Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Powdermaker’s study of the Hollywood film industry was an early example of anthropological research on contemporary American society. Return to Book Page. Showing of 3 reviews. See and discover other items: Retrieved 11 March Hortense Powdermaker December 24, — June 16, was an American anthropologist best known for her ethnographic studies of African Americans in rural America and of Hollywood.

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I’m no fan of the so-called father of Anthropology, the bigoted Mr. Her study of Indianola, Mississippipublished as After Freedomwas one of the first studies of modern American culture by an anthropologist, as well as one of the first academic studies of an interracial community.


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Stephen rated it liked it Feb 01, Her final book, the memoir Stranger and Friend: Hannah is currently reading it Oct 12, Her observations of the tensions between business and art in the film world led her to suggest that the social relations of the filmmaking process significantly affect the content and meaning of movies. Trivia About Hollywood, the Dr Z rated it really liked it May 10, Agata rated it it was ok Feb 06, Lincoln in the Bardo: Like her contemporaries, Powdermaker sought to identify her anthropological work with a “primitive” people and conducted fieldwork among the Lesu of New Ireland in present-day Papua New Guinea Life in Lesu: December 24, [1] Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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She worked as a labor organizer for the Amalgamated Clothing Workers but became dissatisfied with the prospects of the U. Lists with This Book. The Way of an Anthropologist.

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An Anthropologist Looks at the Movie-Makers. Simone marked it as to-read Nov 27, Powdermaker’s study of the Hollywood film industry was an early example of anthropological research on contemporary American society.

This study was conducted from to and is of particular importance for her having successfully completed participant observation in both white and Black populations, despite the danger involved.

She studied history and the humanities at Goucher Collegegraduating in Director Edward Sapir encouraged her to factorh ethnographic field methods to the study of communities in her own society.

Colonial governments at the time were beginning to censor the films intended for African audiences out of fear that certain content might inspire Africans to challenge the colonial governments.

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