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dc.contributor.advisorOlupona, Jacob
dc.contributor.authorMcGee, Adam Michael
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-06T16:18:13Z
dash.embargo.terms2016-06-04en_US
dash.embargo.terms2016-06-04
dc.date.issued2014-06-06
dc.date.submitted2014
dc.identifier.citationMcGee, Adam Michael. 2014. Imagined Voodoo: Terror, Sex, and Racism in American Popular Culture. Doctoral dissertation, Harvard University.en_US
dc.identifier.otherhttp://dissertations.umi.com/gsas.harvard:11350en
dc.identifier.urihttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:12274118
dc.description.abstractI analyze the historical and cultural processes by which American racism is reproduced, approaching the issue through the lens of "imagined voodoo" (as distinct from Haitian Vodou). I posit that the American Marine occupation of Haiti (1915-34) was crucial in shaping the American racial imaginary. In film, television, and literature, imagined voodoo continues to serve as an outlet for white racist anxieties. Because it is usually found in low-brow entertainment (like horror) and rarely mentions race explicitly, voodoo is able to evade critique, disseminating racism within a culture that is now largely--albeit superficially--intolerant of overt racism.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipAfrican and African American Studiesen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dash.licenseLAA
dc.subjectBlack studiesen_US
dc.subjectReligionen_US
dc.subjectAmerican historyen_US
dc.subjectImagined religionen_US
dc.subjectPopular cultureen_US
dc.subjectRacismen_US
dc.subjectSexualityen_US
dc.subjectVodouen_US
dc.subjectVoodooen_US
dc.titleImagined Voodoo: Terror, Sex, and Racism in American Popular Cultureen_US
dc.typeThesis or Dissertationen_US
dash.depositing.authorMcGee, Adam Michael
dc.date.available2016-06-04T07:30:53Z
thesis.degree.date2014en_US
thesis.degree.disciplineAfrican and African American Studiesen_US
thesis.degree.grantorHarvard Universityen_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberBrown, Vincenten_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberPatton, Kimberleyen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberDuncan, Carolen_US
dash.contributor.affiliatedMcGee, Adam Michael


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