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Post-Soul SatireBlack Identity after Civil Rights$
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Derek C. Maus and James J. Donahue

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9781617039973

Published to University Press of Mississippi: May 2017

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781617039973.001.0001

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Satirizing Satire: Symbolic Violence and Subversion in Spike Lee’s Bamboozled

Satirizing Satire: Symbolic Violence and Subversion in Spike Lee’s Bamboozled

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(p.214) Satirizing Satire: Symbolic Violence and Subversion in Spike Lee’s Bamboozled
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Post-Soul Satire
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Luvena Kopp

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University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781617039973.003.0016

This chapter employs Pierre Bourdieu’s concept of “symbolic violence” in order to analyse Spike Lee’s film Bamboozled. This film targets both the overtly racist cultural practices like minstrelsy as well as the more subtle, insidious forms of racism perpetuated by the belief of a post-race America. The film demonstrates the ease by which racial stereotypes are adopted, and the difficulty in moving past them.

Keywords:   Spike Lee, Film, Bamboozled, Minstrelsy, Post-race

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