America, As Seen on TV: How Television Shapes Immigrant Expectations around the Globe

America, As Seen on TV: How Television Shapes Immigrant Expectations around the Globe

by Clara E. Rodriguez


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781479818525
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication date: 03/20/2018
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Clara E. Rodríguez is Professor of Sociology at Fordham University's College at Lincoln Center. She is the author of numerous books and has been Visiting Professor at Columbia University, MIT, and Yale University. She has also been a Visiting Scholar at the Russell Sage Foundation and a Senior Fellow at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History. She was previously the Dean of Fordham University's College of General Studies.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I Overview

1 The Global Television Landscape Literature 19

2 Building on Previous Studies in the United States and Other Countries 37

Part II The Foreign Born

3 Enjoying American TV before Coming to America 53

4 The Impact of American Television 65

5 No Way! Surprises after Arriving 85

6 Say What? Did TV Accurately Depict Racial and Ethnic Relations in the United States? 107

Part III Comparing Us Millennials and the Foreign Born

7 TV Matters: Race, Class, and Gender Takeaways 119

8 I Want That! Consumption and Attitudes toward Sex, Smoking, and Drinking 131

Conclusion 153

Acknowledgments 167

Appendix 171

Notes 187

Bibliography 205

Index 221

About the Author 229

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