Audience, Agency and Identity in Black Popular Culture / Edition 1

Audience, Agency and Identity in Black Popular Culture / Edition 1

by Shawan M. Worsley
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415804868

ISBN-13: 9780415804868

Pub. Date: 08/19/2009

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Audience, Agency and Identity in Black Popular Culture analyses black cultural representations that appropriate anti-black stereotypes. Using examples from literature, media, and art, Worsley examines how these cultural products do not rework anti-black stereotypes into seemingly positive images. Rather, they present anti-black stereotypes in their original

…  See more details below

Overview

Audience, Agency and Identity in Black Popular Culture analyses black cultural representations that appropriate anti-black stereotypes. Using examples from literature, media, and art, Worsley examines how these cultural products do not rework anti-black stereotypes into seemingly positive images. Rather, they present anti-black stereotypes in their original forms and encourage audiences not to ignore, but to explore them. Shifting critical commentary from a need to censor these questionable images, Worsley offers a complex consideration of the value of and problems with these alternative anti-racist strategies in light of stereotypes’ persistence. This book furthers our understanding of the historical circumstances that are influencing contemporary representations of black subjects that are purposefully derogatory and documents the consequences of these images.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415804868
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/19/2009
Series:
Studies in African American History and Culture Series
Pages:
158
Product dimensions:
0.60(w) x 0.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

1. Race, Racism and Black Popular Culture 2. Making the Past Accountable: The Wind Done Gone and Stereotypes of Black Women 3. Audience Reception through the Lens of a $10 Million Dollar Lawsuit 4. Unholy Narratives and Shameless Acts: Kara Walker’s Side-Long Glance 5. Racist Visual Images?: Museum Comment Books and Viewer Response 6. Troubling Blackness: The Source Magazine and the Hip-Hop Nation 7. The Narrative Disrupted: Reading Letters, Rewriting Identity 8. Conclusion: Reframing Debates and Analyses of Controversial Black Culture

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >