Time Passages

Author: George Lipsitz
ISBN: 0816693307
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Probes postwar AmericaOCOs complicated relationship between historical memory and commercial cultureOCopopular television, music, and film."

Prime Time Feminism

Author: Bonnie J. Dow
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 0812215540
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Selected by Choice magazine as an Outstanding Academic Title for 1997 Dow discusses a wide variety of television programming and provides specific case studies of The Mary Tyler Moore Show, One Day at a Time, Designing Women, Murphy Brown, and Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman. She juxtaposes analyses of genre, plot, character development, and narrative structure with the larger debates over feminism that took place at the time the programs originally aired. Dow emphasizes the power of the relationships among television entertainment, news media, women's magazines, publicity, and celebrity biographies and interviews in creating a framework through which television viewers "make sense" of both the medium's portrayal of feminism and the nature of feminism itself.

Race And Hegemonic Struggle In The United States

Author: Michael G. Lacy
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781611477108
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Race and Hegemonic Struggle in the United States: Pop Culture, Politics, and Protest is a collection of essays that draws on concepts developed by Antonio Gramsci to examine the imagining of race in popular culture productions, political discourses, and resistance rhetoric. The chapters in this volume call for renewed attention to Gramscian political thought to examine, understand, interpret and explain the persistent contradictions, ambivalence, and paradoxes in racial representations and material realities. This book’s contributors rely on Gramsci’s ideas to explore how popular, political, and resistant discourses reproduce or transform our understandings of race and racism, social inequalities, and power relationships in the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. Together the chapters confront forms of collective and cultural amnesia about race and racism suggested in the phrases “postrace,” “postracial,” and “postracism," while exposing the historical, institutional, social, and political forces and constraints that make antiracism, atonement, and egalitarian change so difficult to achieve.

Watching Race

Author: Herman Gray
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
ISBN: 0816622507
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Examines the cultural politics of television and race. In the late 1980s and early 1990s television representations of African Americans exploded on the small screen. Why has this occurred, and what relation do these shows have to society's idea of "blackness"? How do these shows relate to earlier television series featuring African Americans? Herman Gray's Watching Race -- now available in paperback for the first time -- offers a new look at the changing representations of African Americans on television. Starting with the portrayal of blacks on series such as The Jack Benny Show and Amos 'n' Andy, Gray details the ongoing dialogue between television representations and cultural discourse to show how the meaning of blackness has changed through the years of the TV era. Drawing on analyses of The Cosby Show, Frank's Place, In Living Color, and Roc, as well as music videos, news coverage, and advertising, Watching Race examines how the political stakes, cultural perspectives, and social locations of key cultural and social formations influence the representation of "blackness" in television. "Absorbing.... Offers incisive analysis of the important, often fierce battles being waged in the black-and-white representational landscape of commercial television". Patricia Williams

Cultural Studies

Author: Henry A. Grioux
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134863631
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First published in 1993. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Middle Passage

Author: Charles Johnson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781501110528
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"A work from the Johnson Construction Co."