The Cultural Politics of Colorblind TV Casting

The Cultural Politics of Colorblind TV Casting

by Kristen J. Warner


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781138018303
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 06/16/2015
Series: Routledge Transformations in Race and Media Series
Pages: 186
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Kristen Warner is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Telecommunication and Film at The University of Alabama. Her research interests are centered at the juxtaposition of televisual racial representation and its place within the media industries, particularly within the practice of casting. Warner’s work can be found in publications such as Television and New Media and Camera Obscura.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. Casting as Cultural Production 2. "I’m glad no one was hung up on the race thing": Grey’s Anatomy and the Innovation of Blindcasting in a Post-Racial Era 3. "It’s Tough Being Different": The Pitfalls of Colorblindness in The CW’s The Vampire Diaries 4. Is There Hope? Alternatives to Colorblind Casting Conclusion: Not Quite Catching Shadows

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