The Black Culture Industry [NOOK Book]

Overview

Cashmore's controversial study argues that black culture has been converted into a commodity, usually in the interests of white owned corporations; that blacks have been permitted success within the entertainment industry only on the condition that they conform to

certain stereotypes; and that black entrepreneurs, when they rise to the top of corporate entertainment ladder, have tended to act precisely as whites have in similar circumstances. Using detailed studies of the ...

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The Black Culture Industry

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Overview

Cashmore's controversial study argues that black culture has been converted into a commodity, usually in the interests of white owned corporations; that blacks have been permitted success within the entertainment industry only on the condition that they conform to

certain stereotypes; and that black entrepreneurs, when they rise to the top of corporate entertainment ladder, have tended to act precisely as whites have in similar circumstances. Using detailed studies of the marketing of Motown, Michael Jackson and the artist formerly known as

Prince, Cashmore suggests that inflating the significance of this commodified "black culture" may actually be counter-productive in the struggle for racial justice and that its most significant and pernicious effect may be in signalling the end of racism while keeping the racial

hierarchy essentially intact.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780203132043
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/26/1997
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 564 KB

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
1 Crack in the Wall 1
2 Once Pain and Hunger Have Been Removed 13
3 Irony to Some, Theft to Others 31
4 White Boss in a Black Industry 49
5 Armed to the Teeth 62
6 Furthest from the Money 81
7 Back to the Holy Waters 94
8 Rejecting It, Living Up to It 113
9 Infant Icon 125
10 Your Name is [actual symbol not reproducible] 144
11 Brothers and Others 154
12 America's Paradox 172
Bibliography 182
Index 187
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