Channeling Blackness

Channeling Blackness : Studies on Television and Race in America

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This is the introductory volume in a series of books intended to examine the processes through which we make sense of race in this culture. In "Channelling Blackness", series editor Darnell Hunt looks at television - the medium that probably occupies more people, more of the time, than any other medium. This makes it an ideal site for exploring how racial identity - in this case, blackness - has been shaped and constructed to a significant degree by popular media. The volume looks at cultural matters, economic considerations, and representations of blackness all the time being focused on one main question: what is the nature of the ideological work being produced? This book will be an ideal text for courses on race and media, particularly those focusing on television, for basic television studies and television criticism courses, as well as media and society courses. It can be a useful supplement in any number of courses on race and society.
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  • Hardback | 320 pages
  • 165.1 x 238.8 x 20.3mm | 612.36g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 12 halftones, 37 line illus.
  • 0195167635
  • 9780195167634

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