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Empire And Black Images In Popular Culture

Author : Joshua K. Wright
ISBN : 9781476632506
Genre : Social Science
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FOX’s musical drama Empire has been hailed as the savior of broadcast television, drawing 15 million viewers a week. A “hip-hopera” inspired by Shakespeare’s King Lear and 1980s prime-time soap Dynasty, the series is at the forefront of a black popular culture Renaissance—yet has stirred controversy in the black community. Is Empire shifting paradigms or promoting pernicious stereotypes? Examining the evolution and potency of black images in popular culture, the author explores Empire’s place in a diverse body of literature and media, data and discussions on respectability.
Category: Social Science

Images Of Black Modernism

Author : Miriam Thaggert
ISBN : 9781558498310
Genre : History
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Examines the intersecting contributions of writers and visual artists during a key period in African American cultural history
Category: History

Black Women Cultural Images And Social Policy

Author : Julia S. Jordan-Zachery
ISBN : 9780203883167
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

The Hip Hop Underground And African American Culture

Author : J. Peterson
ISBN : 9781137305251
Genre : Music
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The underground is a multi-faceted concept in African American culture. Peterson uses Richard Wright, KRS-One, Thelonius Monk, and the tradition of the Underground Railroad to explore the manifestations and the attributes of the underground within the context of a more panoramic picture of African American expressivity within hip-hop.
Category: Music


Author : Eileen J. Southern
ISBN : 9781135657093
Genre : Music
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This lavishly illustrated book brings together for the first time a significant body of imagery devoted to the traditional culture of the African-American slave.
Category: Music

The Ideologies Of African American Literature

Author : Robert E. Washington
ISBN : 0742509508
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This book challenges the long-held assumption that African American literature aptly reflects black American social consciousness. Offering a novel sociological approach, Washington delineates the social and political forces that shaped the leading black literary works. Washington shows that deep divisions between political thinkers and writers prevailed throughout the 20th century. Visit our website for sample chapters!
Category: Literary Criticism

Ain T I A Beauty Queen

Author : Maxine Leeds Craig
ISBN : 9780199881673
Genre : Social Science
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"Black is Beautiful!" The words were the exuberant rallying cry of a generation of black women who threw away their straightening combs and adopted a proud new style they called the Afro. The Afro, as worn most famously by Angela Davis, became a veritable icon of the Sixties. Although the new beauty standards seemed to arise overnight, they actually had deep roots within black communities. Tracing her story to 1891, when a black newspaper launched a contest to find the most beautiful woman of the race, Maxine Leeds Craig documents how black women have negotiated the intersection of race, class, politics, and personal appearance in their lives. Craig takes the reader from beauty parlors in the 1940s to late night political meetings in the 1960s to demonstrate the powerful influence of social movements on the experience of daily life. With sources ranging from oral histories of Civil Rights and Black Power Movement activists and men and women who stood on the sidelines to black popular magazines and the black movement press, Ain't I a Beauty Queen? will fascinate those interested in beauty culture, gender, class, and the dynamics of race and social movements.
Category: Social Science

Food Choice And Obesity In Black America

Author : Eric J. Bailey
ISBN : 0865693307
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Comprehensively and culturally examines obesity in the Black American community, offering a new intervention to fight the epidemic.
Category: Health & Fitness

Collecting Our Culture

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ISBN : WISC:89077192482
Genre : African Americans
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Category: African Americans

Dark Designs And Visual Culture

Author : Michele Wallace
ISBN : 0822334135
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Michele Wallace burst into public consciousness with the 1979 publication of Black Macho and the Myth of the Superwoman, a pioneering critique of the misogyny of the Black Power movement and the effects of racism and sexism on black women. Since then, Wallace has produced an extraordinary body of journalism and criticism engaging with popular culture and gender and racial politics. This collection brings together more than fifty of the articles she has written over the past fifteen years. Included alongside many of her best-known pieces are previously unpublished essays as well as interviews conducted with Wallace about her work. Dark Designs and Visual Culture charts the development of a singular, pathbreaking black feminist consciousness. Beginning with a new introduction in which Wallace reflects on her life and career, this volume includes other autobiographical essays; articles focused on popular culture, the arts, and literary theory; and explorations of issues in black visual culture. Wallace discusses growing up in Harlem; how she dealt with the media attention and criticism she received for Black Macho and the Myth of the Superwoman, which was published when she was just twenty-seven years old; and her relationship with her family, especially her mother, the well-known artist Faith Ringgold. The many articles devoted to black visual culture range from the historical tragedy of the Hottentot Venus, an African woman displayed as a curiosity in nineteenth-century Europe, to films that sexualize the black body--such as Watermelon Woman, Gone with the Wind, and Paris Is Burning. Whether writing about the Anita Hill-Clarence Thomas hearings, rap music, the Million Man March, Toshi Reagon, multiculturalism, Marlon Riggs, or a nativity play in Bedford Stuyvesant, Wallace is a bold, incisive critic. Dark Designs and Visual Culture brings the scope of her career and thought into sharp focus.
Category: Biography & Autobiography