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The Resource African American women in the news : gender, race, and class in journalism, Marian Meyers

African American women in the news : gender, race, and class in journalism, Marian Meyers

Label
African American women in the news : gender, race, and class in journalism
Title
African American women in the news
Title remainder
gender, race, and class in journalism
Statement of responsibility
Marian Meyers
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"African American Women in the News offers the first in-depth examination of the varied representations of black women in American journalism, from analyses of coverage of domestic abuse and "crack mothers" to exploration of new media coverage of Michelle Obama on Youtube. Marian Meyers interrogates the varied, complex, and often contradictory images of African American women in various news media through detailed case studies of both national and local news, the mainstream and black press, and traditional news outlets as well as new digital news platforms. She argues that previous studies of African Americans and the news have largely ignored the representations of women as distinct from men, and the ways in which socioeconomic class becomes a determining factor in how black women are portrayed by the press. Meyers proposes that a pattern of paternalistic racism, as distinct from the "modern" racism found in previous studies of news coverage of African Americans, is more likely to characterize the media's treatment of African American women. Drawing on critical cultural studies and black feminist theory, Meyers suggests that the cultural myths and stereotypes of African American women we see in the news belies a far more complex and contradictory issue, located at the intersection of race, class and gender.African American Women in the News is ideal for courses on race and news media, and for professional journalists and students of journalism who seek to improve the diversity and sensitivity of their journalistic practice"--
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Provided by publisher
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1954-
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Meyers, Marian
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN1992.8.A34
LC item number
M49 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Blacks in television broadcasting
  • Women in television broadcasting
  • African American women journalists
  • Blacks on television
  • Journalism
  • Stereotypes (Social psychology) in mass media
  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Journalism
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / African American Studies
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Women's Studies
  • African American women journalists
  • Blacks
  • Blacks in television broadcasting
  • Journalism
  • Mass media
  • Stereotypes (Social psychology)
  • Television
  • Women in television broadcasting
  • United States
  • Schwarze
  • Frau
  • Journalismus
  • Fernsehen
  • USA
Label
African American women in the news : gender, race, and class in journalism, Marian Meyers
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [151]-161) and index
Contents
The missing Black woman in the news : an introduction -- African American women in local TV news -- CNN and FOX News : African American women in cable network news -- 'Tubing with Michelle Obama -- Juanita Bynum in Black and white (News) -- Violence against African American women in local news : freaknik as a case study -- Crack moms and the narrative of paternalistic racism -- Finding African American women in the news : a conclusion
Control code
714730482
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 165 p.
Isbn
9780415875738
Lccn
2012047213
System control number
(OCoLC)714730482
Label
African American women in the news : gender, race, and class in journalism, Marian Meyers
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [151]-161) and index
Contents
The missing Black woman in the news : an introduction -- African American women in local TV news -- CNN and FOX News : African American women in cable network news -- 'Tubing with Michelle Obama -- Juanita Bynum in Black and white (News) -- Violence against African American women in local news : freaknik as a case study -- Crack moms and the narrative of paternalistic racism -- Finding African American women in the news : a conclusion
Control code
714730482
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 165 p.
Isbn
9780415875738
Lccn
2012047213
System control number
(OCoLC)714730482

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