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The Resource Double negative : the black image and popular culture, Racquel J. Gates

Double negative : the black image and popular culture, Racquel J. Gates

Label
Double negative : the black image and popular culture
Title
Double negative
Title remainder
the black image and popular culture
Statement of responsibility
Racquel J. Gates
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
From the antics of Flavor Flav on 'Flavor of love' to the brazen behavior of the women on 'Love & hip hop', so-called 'negative' images of African Americans are a recurrent mainstay of contemporary American media representations. Racquel J. Gates examines the generative potential of such images, showing how some of the most disreputable representations of black people in popular media can strategically pose questions about blackness, black culture, and American society in ways that more respectable ones cannot. Rather than falling back on claims that negative portrayals hinder black progress, Gates demonstrates how reality shows such as Basketball Wives, comedians like Katt Williams, and movies like 'Coming to America' play on negative images to take up questions of assimilation and upward mobility, provide a respite from the demands of respectability, and explore subversive ideas. By using negativity as a framework to illustrate these texts' social and political work as they reverberate across black culture, Gates opens up new lines of inquiry for black cultural studies
Cataloging source
NcD/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1980-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gates, Racquel J.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
P94.5.A372
LC item number
U554 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans in mass media
  • African Americans in popular culture
  • African Americans and mass media
  • Race in mass media
  • African Americans
  • African Americans and mass media
  • African Americans in mass media
  • African Americans in popular culture
  • African Americans
  • Race in mass media
Label
Double negative : the black image and popular culture, Racquel J. Gates
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Eddie Murphy, Coming to America, and formal negativity -- Relational negativity : the sellout films of the 1990s -- The circumstantial negativity of Halle Berry -- Embracing the ratchet : reality television and strategic negativity
Control code
1007567612
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 236 pages
Isbn
9781478000549
Lccn
2017059815
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1007567612
Label
Double negative : the black image and popular culture, Racquel J. Gates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Eddie Murphy, Coming to America, and formal negativity -- Relational negativity : the sellout films of the 1990s -- The circumstantial negativity of Halle Berry -- Embracing the ratchet : reality television and strategic negativity
Control code
1007567612
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 236 pages
Isbn
9781478000549
Lccn
2017059815
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1007567612

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