"Encompassing a wide range of cinematic subject matter, accessible and attractively produced, Kamera Books is an excellent, well-written and researched series that will be welcomed by the curious moviegoer and film buff alike."
Adrian Wootton, CEO, Film London
More than that, for African-American audiences these films were an antidote to the sanitised 'safe' images of blackness that Sidney Poitier and Bill Cosby presented to America. These films depicted a reality about the world which African-American audiences could identify with, even if the stories themselves were pure fantasy.
Blaxploitation Films considers Blaxploitation from the perspective of class and racial rebellion, genre - and Stickin' it to the Man, with over 60 Blaxploitation films reviewed and discussed. Sections include Blaxploitation horror films, kung-fu movies, Westerns and parodies and it is fully up to date, including Baadassss and The Hebrew Hammer and covers the deaths of Isaac Hayes and Rudy Rae Moore.
Mikel J. Koven is Senior Lecturer and Course Leader in Film Studies at the University of Worcester. He has published extensively on the topic of folklore and film and is the author of La Dolce Morte: Vernacular Cinema and the Italian Giallo Film (2006) and Film, Folklore and Urban Legends (2007). He co-edited the book Folklore/Cinema: Popular Film as Vernacular Entertainment (2007) and the special issue of Western Folklore on "Folklore & Film" (2005).more about Mikel Koven ▶