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Mediated messages and African-American culture

Thousand Oaks : Sage Publications, c1996.

Mediated messages and African-American culture Table Of Content

Introduction: Racialism and the Media
1 Cultural Engineering and the Films of Spike Lee 3
2 Intimations of Invisibility: Black Women and Contemporary Hollywood Cinema 24
3 The New Ghetto Aesthetic 40
4 If It Weren't for Bad Luck: Framing Stories of Racially Comparative Risk 55
5 How Four Newspapers Covered the 1992 Los Angeles "Riots" 76
6 Entering the Twenty-First Century: Oppression and the African American Press 96
7 Carol Moseley-Braun: Black Women's Political Images in the Media 117
8 Television, Black Americans, and the American Dream 131
9 Sex on the Soaps: An Analysis of Black, White, and Interracial Couple Intimacy 146
10 Broadcast TV News Coverage of the O. J. Simpson Murder Case: Racist or Starstruck? 159
11 Advertising Discourse and the Marketing of I'll Fly Away 172
12 Black Entertainment Television: Breaking New Ground and Accepting New Responsibilities? 184
13 Empowering Voices: KUCB and Black Liberation Radio 201
14 "Pride and Profit" in Black Radio Promotions: Celebrating Family Days and Business Partnerships 218
15 Music in African American Culture 241
16 Rap Music, Black Men, and the Police 263
Index 278
About the Contributors 296

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Sixteen scholars critically examine the image of African Americans in the media, and the messages which evolve from mediated representations e.g. the relationship between black men and the police, or the perpetuation of an African American stereotype as poor, violent, and undereducated. Analyzing film, print, television, radio, and music, the discussions are timely, and range topically from Spike Lee and the new ghetto aesthetic to the O.J. Simpson trial and rap music. Paper edition, (unseen) $19.95. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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  • Book Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN-13: 9780803972773
  • ISBN-10: 0803972776
  • Number of Pages: 318
  • Approx Price: $73.56
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