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Selling The Race

Author : Adam Green
ISBN : 9780226306414
Genre : History
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"In his study, Green tells the story of how this unified consciousness was shaped. With this portrayal of black life - complemented by a dozen works of the Chicago photographer Wayne F. Miller - Green ultimately presents African Americans as agents, rather than casualties, of modernity, reenvisioning urban existence in a way that will resonate with anyone interested in race, culture, or the life of cities."--Jacket.
Category: History

Way Too Cool

Author : Shannon Winnubst
ISBN : 9780231539883
Genre : Philosophy
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Life, liberty, and the pursuit of cool have informed the American ethos since at least the 1970s. Whether we strive for it in politics or fashion, cool is big business for those who can sell it across a range of markets and media. Yet the concept wasn’t always a popular commodity. Cool began as a potent aesthetic of post-World War II black culture, embodying a very specific, highly charged method of resistance to white supremacy and the globalized exploitation of capital. Way Too Cool follows the hollowing-out of “coolness” in modern American culture and its reflection of a larger evasion of race, racism, and ethics now common in neoliberal society. It revisits such watershed events as the 1960s Civil Rights Movement, second-wave feminism, the emergence of identity politics, 1980s multiculturalism, 1990s rhetorics of diversity and colorblindness, 9/11, and Hurricane Katrina, as well as the contemporaneous developments of rising mass incarceration and legalized same-sex marriage, to pair the perversion of cool with the slow erasure of racial and ethical issues from our social consciousness, which effectively quashes our desire to act ethically and resist abuses of power. The cooler we become, the more indifferent we grow to the question of values, particularly inquiry that spurs protest and conflict. This book sounds an alarm for those who care about preserving our ties to an American tradition of resistance.
Category: Philosophy

Selling Race In America

Author : Meghan Bryant (Ph.D.)
ISBN : OCLC:994010325
Genre : African Americans in advertising
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Scholars have studied American advertising in terms of collectible Americana, histories of printing technology, and consumer culture. These approaches leave a substantial gap in our understanding of American advertising in terms of its roles as a powerful carrier of ideological value and as a critical participant in national discourses on race and American identity. My study examines nineteenth- and twentieth-century advertising imagery and visual culture--including trade cards, postcards, prints, and other related ephemera--reading them as commentaries on contemporary racial, social, and economic issues. Printed in large quantities and widely distributed, these materials were immensely popular and reached vast audiences nationwide. Based on extensive archival and collections research, I employ art historical methodologies to examine advertising imagery and ephemera, bridging the fields of labor, food, health, and race studies to generate a complex discussion of the myriad stereotypes employed to oppress and limit African Americans' participation in the American dream. I argue that stereotype in these images was a potent method--technologically and ideologically--of identifying, classifying, and qualifying humanity and "Americanness." Bred by pseudoscience and propagated throughout the first half of the twentieth century, in particular, stereotypes targeting African Americans argued for their supposed inherent backwardness, inferiority, and suitability for the labors and livelihoods considered unsuitable for white Americans. Picturing black figures in American advertising and visual culture as out-of-control, insatiable, unclean, inexhaustible, and nostalgic bodies created a salve for white anxieties concerning the increasing opportunities afforded black Americans socially, politically, and economically in post-emancipation America. My close reading of advertising cards, postcards, prints, and other related ephemera as contributors to national discourses on race sheds new light on their creation, use, and dissemination as powerful tools for selling ideologies about human value, identity, and participation in American life.
Category: African Americans in advertising

Short Cycle Selling Beating Your Competitors In The Sales Race

Author : Jim Kasper
ISBN : 0071406255
Genre : Business & Economics
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The first book on short cycle sellingthe fast-track route to a higher closing ratio Sales professionals today waste untold hours worrying about identifying, tracking, and timing their sales cycles. In Short Cycle Selling, author Jim Kasper trains his sights on the only important concept and goal in sales cyclesshortening them. He walks professionals point-by-point through the series of steps that constitute the sales cyclefrom identifying prospects to negotiating and closingand at each step shows how to streamline the process. Short Cycle Selling is the first book to deal specifically with proven techniques that condense the time from prospecting to closing, while taking advantage of today's most innovative concepts in selling skills and E-technology. Packed with case studies and actual examples of short cycle selling successand techniques that were field tested on clients from Amoco and Pentax to Wells Fargo Bankthis hands-on book reveals how to: Land more accounts Achieve greater sales volumes Generate greater sales income and satisfaction
Category: Business & Economics

Selling Race Pride

Author : Mary White Ovington
ISBN : OCLC:75969410
Genre : United States
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Category: United States

The Comedy Of Dave Chappelle

Author : K.A. Wisniewski
ISBN : 9780786454273
Genre : Performing Arts
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"Best known for his short-lived Comedy Central program Chappelle's Show, Dave Chappelle is regarded as one of today's most culturally significant comedians. This book assembles 13 essays that examine motifs common in Chappelle's comedy, including technology and digital culture; race, gender, and ethnicity; economics and politics; music, television, film, and performance; and memory, language, and identity"--Provided by publisher.
Category: Performing Arts

Selling The Yellow Jersey

Author : Eric Reed
ISBN : 9780226206677
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Yellow Livestrong wristbands were taken off across America in early 2013 when Lance Armstrong confessed to Oprah Winfrey that he had doped during the seven Tour de France races he won. But the foreign cycling world, which always viewed Armstrong with suspicion, had already moved on. The bellwether events of the year were Chris Froome’s victory in the Tour and the ousting of Pat McQuaid as director of the Union Cycliste Internationale. Even without Armstrong, the Tour will roll on— its gigantic entourage includes more than 200 racers, 450 journalists, 260 cameramen, 2,400 support vehicles carrying 4,500 people, and a seven-mile-long publicity caravan. It remains one of the most-watched annual sporting events on television and a global commercial juggernaut. In Selling the Yellow Jersey, Eric Reed examines the Tour’s development in France as well as the event’s global athletic, cultural, and commercial influences. The race is the crown jewel of French cycling, and at first the newspapers that owned the Tour were loath to open up their monopoly on coverage to state-owned television. However, the opportunity for huge payoffs prevailed, and France tapped into global networks of spectatorship, media, business, athletes, and exchanges of expertise and personnel. In the process, the Tour helped endow world cycling with a particularly French character, culture, and structure, while providing proof that globalization was not merely a form of Americanization, imposed on a victimized world. Selling the Yellow Jersey explores the behind-the-scenes growth of the Tour, while simultaneously chronicling France’s role as a dynamic force in the global arena.
Category: Sports & Recreation