John Osborne: Vituperative Artist [NOOK Book]

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In a collection of essays based on direct interview research, Say It Loud! amplifies the voice of ordinary African Americans as they respond to media presentations of Black society. Each chapter investigates ways in which African American identity is constructed, maintained, and represented in mass media and how these portrayals are interpreted within the African-American community. Together the essays cover a vast array of media messages in television, film, music, print, and cyberspace. From the Boondocks comic...
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John Osborne: Vituperative Artist

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Overview

In a collection of essays based on direct interview research, Say It Loud! amplifies the voice of ordinary African Americans as they respond to media presentations of Black society. Each chapter investigates ways in which African American identity is constructed, maintained, and represented in mass media and how these portrayals are interpreted within the African-American community. Together the essays cover a vast array of media messages in television, film, music, print, and cyberspace. From the Boondocks comic strip, The Cosby Show, and The Color Purple to the music of rap artist DMX and original testimony from a Menace II Society copycat killer, the material included in this volume is examined as context for the African-American struggle to achieve definition, meaning, and power. Say It Loud! offers rare insight into how this struggle is both helped and hindered by the representation of race in our media culture.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781317842804
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 2/4/2014
  • Series: Studies in Modern Drama
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 300
  • File size: 758 KB

Table of Contents

Foreward vii
Acknowledgments xi
1. Introduction 1
2. "Keepin' It Real" and/or "Sellin' Out to the Man": African-American Responses to Aaron McGruder's The Boondocks 27
3. Black Audiences, Past and Present: Commonsense Media Critics and Activists 45
4. Media Messages, Self-Identity, and Race Relations: Reader Evaluations of Newsmagazine Coverage of the Million Man March 77
5. House Negro versus Field Negro: The Inscribed Image of Race in Television News Representations of African-American Identity 95
6. DMX, Cosby, and Two Sides of the American Dream 115
7. "It's Just Like Teaching People 'Do the Right Things'": Using TV to Become a Good and Powerful Man 147
8. The Cosby Show: The View from the Black Middle Class 187
9. The Color Purple: Black Women as Cultural Readers 205
10. "America's Worst Nightmare": Reading the Ghetto in a Culturally Diverse Context 229
11. The Menace II Society Copycat Murder Case and Thug Life: A Reception Study with a Convicted Criminal 249
Contributors 285
Index 289
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