Channeling Blackness

Channeling Blackness : Studies on Television and Race in America

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Channeling Blackness examines the television industry as it has shaped the inclusion and portrayal of black Americans historically and in the present day. It features readings by some of the preeminent scholars in the study of media and race, including Sut Jhally, Molefi Asante, John Fiske, and Herman Gray. While exploring cultural matters, economic considerations, and representations of blackness, the book focuses on the key question: what is the ideological work being produced?
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Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 162.6 x 231.1 x 17.8mm | 612.36g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New
  • numerous halftones and line drawings
  • 0195167627
  • 9780195167627

Table of contents

1. Making Sense of Blackness on Television ; 2. The News Media and the Disorders ; 3. Encoding and Decoding in the Television Discourse ; 4. Television and Black Consciousness ; 5. Television and the Black Audience: Cultivating Moderate Perspectives on Racial Integration ; 6. White Responses: The Emergence of "Enlightened" Racism ; 7. Hearing Anita Hill (and Viewing Bill Cosby) ; 8. A Myth of Assimilation: "Enlightened" Racism and the News ; 9. The Politics of Representation in Network Television ; 10. Ralph Farquhar's South Central and Pearl's Place to Play: Why They Failed Before Moesha Hit ; 11. Body and Soul: Physicality, Disciplinarity, and the Overdetermination of Blackness ; 12. "Where My Girls At?" Negotiating Black Womanhood in Music Videos ; 13. The Spectacular Consumption of "True" African American Culture: "Whassup with the Budweiser Guys?" ; 14. In a Crisis We Must Have a Sense of Drama: Civil Rights and Televisual Information ; 15. Black Content, White Control ; BIBLIOGRAPHY ; INDEX
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