What Movies Teach about Race: Exceptionalism, Erasure, and Entitlement

What Movies Teach about Race: Exceptionalism, Erasure, and Entitlement

by Roslyn M. Satchel

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What Movies Teach about Race: Exceptionalism, Erasure, and Entitlement by Roslyn M. Satchel

What Movies Teach About Race: Exceptionalism, Erasure, & Entitlement reveals the way that media frames in entertainment content persuade audiences to see themselves and others through a prescriptive lens that favors whiteness. These media representations threaten democracy as conglomeration and convergence concentrate the media’s global influence in the hands of a few corporations. By linking film’s political economy with the movie content in the most influential films, this critical discourse study uncovers the socially-shared cognitive structures that the movie industry passes down from one generation to another. Roslyn M. Satchel encourages media literacy and proposes an entertainment media cascading network activation theory that uncovers racialized rhetoric in media content that cyclically begins in historic ideologies, influences elite discourse, embeds in media systems, produces media frames and representations, shapes public opinion, and then is recycled and perpetuated generationally.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781498531832
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication date: 08/31/2018
Series: Rhetoric, Race, and Religion Series
Pages: 186
Product dimensions: 5.94(w) x 8.67(h) x 0.58(d)

About the Author

Roslyn Satchel is assistant professor of communication and Seaver Fellow at Pepperdine University.

Table of Contents

Contents

Introduction
1. What is Movie Racialization?
2. How Media Frames Work
3. Who Really Makes Movies
4. Reading Movies
5. Measuring Media Frames that Racialize Groups
6. Cueing Racist Ideologies
7. Constructing Exceptionalism
8. A Call to Action
References
About the Author

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