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Powdermaker, Hollywood, the Dream Factory.

Powdermaker, Hortense. Hollywood, the Dream Factory. An Anthropologist Looks at the Movie-Makers. Boston, Little, Brown and Company, 1950. 13 cm x 19,5 cm. 342 pages. Original Softcover. Staining to covers, othwerwise in Very good condition with only minor signs of wear.

Includes for example the following chapters: Habitat and People, Mythical and Real / Mass Production of Dreams / Taboos / Front Office / Men Who Play God / Assembling the Script / Acting, in Hollywood / Hollywood and the U.S.A. etc.

Hortense Powdermaker (December 24, 1900 – June 16, 1970) was an American anthropologist best known for her ethnographic studies of African Americans in rural America and of Hollywood.
Born to a Jewish family, Powdermaker spent her childhood in Reading, Pennsylvania, and in Baltimore, Maryland. She studied history and the humanities at Goucher College, graduating in 1921. She worked as a labor organizer for the Amalgamated Clothing Workers but became dissatisfied with the prospects of the U.S. labor movement amid the repression of the Palmer Raids. She left the United States to study at the London School of Economics, where she met the eminent anthropologist Bronislaw Malinowski, who convinced her to embark on a course of doctoral studies. While at the LSE, Powdermaker also worked under and was influenced by other well-known anthropologists such as A. R. Radcliffe-Brown, E. E. Evans-Pritchard and Raymond Firth.
Powdermaker completed her PhD on "leadership in primitive society" in 1928. 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: The Study of a Melanesian Society in New Ireland. Williams & Norgate, London 1933). (Wikipedia)

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Powdermaker, Hollywood, the Dream Factory.

Powdermaker, Hollywood, the Dream Factory.


Powdermaker, Hollywood, the Dream Factory.

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