Say It Loud! / Edition 1

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Overview

First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780815337621
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 1/24/2002
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.67 (d)

Meet the Author

Robin R. Means Coleman is Assistant Professor of Media Ecology in the Department of Culture and Communication at New York University. She is author of African American Viewers and the Black Situation Comedy (Routledge 1998).

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgments
1 Introduction 1
2 "Keeping' 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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