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The Resource Looking at the stars : black celebrity journalism in Jim Crow America, Carrie Teresa

Looking at the stars : black celebrity journalism in Jim Crow America, Carrie Teresa

Label
Looking at the stars : black celebrity journalism in Jim Crow America
Title
Looking at the stars
Title remainder
black celebrity journalism in Jim Crow America
Statement of responsibility
Carrie Teresa
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"As early as 1900, when moving-picture and recording technologies began to bolster entertainment-based leisure markets, journalists catapulted entertainers to godlike status, heralding their achievements as paragons of American self-determination. Not surprisingly, mainstream newspapers failed to cover black entertainers, whose "inherent inferiority" precluded them from achieving such high cultural status. Yet those same celebrities came alive in the pages of black press publications written by and for members of urban black communities. In Looking at the Stars Carrie Teresa explores the meaning of celebrity as expressed by black journalists writing against the backdrop of Jim Crow-era segregation. Teresa argues that journalists and editors working for these black-centered publications, rather than simply mimicking the reporting conventions of mainstream journalism, instead framed celebrities as collective representations of the race who were then used to symbolize the cultural value of artistic expression influenced by the black diaspora and to promote political activism through entertainment. The social conscience that many contemporary entertainers of color exhibit today arguably derives from the way black press journalists once conceptualized the symbolic role of "celebrity" as a tool in the fight against segregation. Based on a discourse analysis of the entertainment content of the period's most widely read black press newspapers, Looking at the Stars takes into account both the institutional perspectives and the discursive strategies used in the selection and framing of black celebrities in the context of Jim Crowism." -- Publisher's description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Teresa, Carrie
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN4882.5
LC item number
.T47 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African American press
  • African American celebrities
  • African American newspapers
  • African American press
Label
Looking at the stars : black celebrity journalism in Jim Crow America, Carrie Teresa
Instantiates
Publication
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
Untangling discourses of representation in black press celebrity reporting -- Early crossover black celebrities and the onus of collective representation -- Black celebrities uplift the race -- The mythologizing of black celebrities -- The marginalization of black female celebrities as race representatives -- National heroes, foreign villains, and unhyphenated Americans -- Journalistic commemoration and the construction of a "felt" past -- The politics of black press celebrity journalism
Control code
1056202796
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 249 pages
Isbn
9780803299924
Lccn
2018036128
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1056202796
Label
Looking at the stars : black celebrity journalism in Jim Crow America, Carrie Teresa
Publication
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
Untangling discourses of representation in black press celebrity reporting -- Early crossover black celebrities and the onus of collective representation -- Black celebrities uplift the race -- The mythologizing of black celebrities -- The marginalization of black female celebrities as race representatives -- National heroes, foreign villains, and unhyphenated Americans -- Journalistic commemoration and the construction of a "felt" past -- The politics of black press celebrity journalism
Control code
1056202796
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 249 pages
Isbn
9780803299924
Lccn
2018036128
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1056202796

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