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Mediated Messages And African American Culture

Author : Venise T. Berry
ISBN : 0803972776
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Images of African Americans abound in United States' culture - on television, in films, on the radio and in newsprint. Whether in works by African Americans - most notably popular music, film and now television programmes - or works about African Americans, from documentaries to news coverage, strong images pervade our public consciousness. Integrating applied analysis, case studies and critical perspectives, contributions from leading scholars explore key issues including: the relationship between black men and the police; the state of the African-American press; and the perpetuation of images of African Americans as poor, violent and undereducated.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines


Author : Eileen Southern
ISBN : 0815328753
Genre : Music
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Offers approximately 250 paintings, engravings, and drawings which depict scenes of music, dance, religious practice, and storytelling in the everyday lives of African-Americans.
Category: Music

Lockstep And Dance

Author : Linda G. Tucker
ISBN : 1604731516
Genre : Psychology
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Lockstep and Dance: Images of Black Men in Popular Culture examines popular culture's reliance on long-standing stereotypes of black men as animalistic, hypersexual, dangerous criminals, whose bodies, dress, actions, attitudes, and language both repel and attract white audiences. Author Linda G. Tucker studies this trope in the images of well-known African American men in four cultural venues: contemporary literature, black-focused films, sports commentary, and rap music. Through rigorous analysis, the book argues that American popular culture's representations of black men preserve racial hierarchies that imprison blacks both intellectually and physically. Of equal importance are the ways in which black men battle against, respond to, and become implicated in the production and circulation of these images. Tucker cites examples ranging from Michael Jordan's underwear commercials and the popular Barbershop movies, to the career of rapper Tupac Shakur and John Edgar Wideman's memoir Brothers and Keepers . Lockstep and Dance tracks the continuity between historical images of African American men, the peculiar constitution of whites' anxieties about black men, and black men's tolerance of and resistance to the reproduction of such images. The legacy of these stereotypes is still apparent in contemporary advertising, film, music, and professional basketball. Lockstep and Dance argues persuasively that these cultural images reinforce the idea of black men as prisoners of American justice and of their own minds but also shows how black men struggle against this imprisonment. Linda G. Tucker is an assistant professor of English at Southern Arkansas University. Her work has appeared in Henry Street, American Behavioral Scientist, and Transformations .
Category: Psychology

Double Negative

Author : Racquel J. Gates
ISBN : 9781478002239
Genre : Social Science
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From the antics of Flavor Flav on Flavor of Love to the brazen behavior of the women on Love & Hip Hop, so-called negative images of African Americans are a recurrent mainstay of contemporary American media representations. In Double Negative Racquel J. Gates examines the generative potential of such images, showing how some of the most disreputable representations of black people in popular media can strategically pose questions about blackness, black culture, and American society in ways that more respectable ones cannot. Rather than falling back on claims that negative portrayals hinder black progress, Gates demonstrates how reality shows such as Basketball Wives, comedians like Katt Williams, and movies like Coming to America play on "negative" images to take up questions of assimilation and upward mobility, provide a respite from the demands of respectability, and explore subversive ideas. By using negativity as a framework to illustrate these texts' social and political work as they reverberate across black culture, Gates opens up new lines of inquiry for black cultural studies.
Category: Social Science

The White African American Body

Author : Charles D. Martin
ISBN : 0813530326
Genre : History
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Explores the image of the white Negro in American popular culture from the late eighteenth century to the present.
Category: History

Images Of Blacks In American Culture

Author : Jessie Carney Smith
ISBN : UVA:X001358939
Genre : Art
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"A unique guide, recommended for all libraries supporting research in Black Studies." Reference Book Review "Its unique qualities are the discussions and sources for studying and understanding those artifacts as well as the provision of a historical perspective on the images." Reference Books Bulletin
Category: Art

Black Women Cultural Images And Social Policy

Author : Julia S. Jordan-Zachery
ISBN : 9781135842406
Genre : Political Science
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Black Women, Cultural Images and Social Policy offers a critical analysis of the policy-making process. Jordan-Zachery demonstrates how social meanings surrounding the discourses on crime, welfare and family policies produce and reproduce discursive practices that maintain gender and racial hierarchies. Using critical discourse analysis (CDA), she analyzes the values and ideologies ensconced in the various images of black womanhood and their impact on policy formation. This book provides exceptional insight into the racing-gendering process of policy making to show how relations of power and forms of inequality are discursively constructed and impact the lives of African American women.
Category: Political Science

Ceramic Uncles Celluloid Mammies

Author : Patricia Ann Turner
ISBN : 0813921554
Genre : Social Science
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Exploring white American popular culture of the past century and a half, Turner details subtle and not-so-subtle negative tropes and images of black people, from Uncle Tom and Aunt Jemima to jokes about Michael Jackson and Jesse Jackson. She feels that far too little has changed in terms of white stereotyping and its negative effects.
Category: Social Science

Hey Ja

Author : Chris Raschka
ISBN : 3446188975
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Die Geschichte einer Freundschaft zwischen einem farbigen und einem weissen Jungen, die sich vorsichtig einander annähern.