Readings of Racism: Interpretation, stereotyping and The Phantom Menace

  title={Readings of Racism: Interpretation, stereotyping and The Phantom Menace},
  author={Will Brooker},
  pages={15 - 32}
Chicago in early March can be a cold city. I was in town for the Society of Cinema Studies conference, and on Saturday 11 March I was walking outside in the cold rather than attending the next panel inside the Congress Plaza Hotel. My paper, on the whole, had not gone down well. The reaction had not been uniformly negative: several delegates who had argued with me during the panel shook my hand afterwards and told me they had enjoyed the debate. Yet more than one member of the audience had… 

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