Crime and Racial Constructions

Crime and Racial Constructions : Cultural Misinformation about African Americans in Media and Academia

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Crime and Racial Constructions: Cultural Misinformation about African Americans in Media and Academia critically examines how the film industry and criminologists have constructed African Americans in their effort to explain observed race differences in crime. Of particular concern is how the images they paint of violent, out-of-control blacks result in hardline criminal justice policies.
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  • Paperback | 344 pages
  • 152.4 x 226.06 x 30.48mm | 521.63g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0739125923
  • 9780739125922

About Jeanette Covington

Jeanette Covington is associate professor of sociology at Rutgers University.
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Table of contents

Chapter 1 Introduction: Crime and Racial Constructions Part 2 Section I: Images of Black Male Criminality in Media and the Social Sciences Chapter 3 Chapter 1 - Black Images in the Post-Civil Rights Era Chapter 4 Chapter 2 - Hollywood and Black Protest: The Rise of Ghetto Action Movies Chapter 5 Chapter 3 - Black Violence, White Violence: Cinematic Images of the Urban Underclass Chapter 6 Chapter 4 - Making Race Matter: How Criminologists Look at African-Americans and Violence Chapter 7 Chapter 5 - Americanizing Black Violence: Making Criminology Race-Free Part 8 Section II: Cinematic and Academic Images of Black Female Criminals and Victims Chapter 9 Chapter 6 - Black Women on the Silver Screen Chapter 10 Chapter 7 - Black Women, Violence and Masculinization Chapter 11 Chapter 8 - Comforting Fictions: Black Women, Hollywood and Color-Blind Racism
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Review quote

This well-researched and referenced work makes a serious contribution to the crime and media literature. Summing Up: Highly recommended. CHOICE
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