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African American Viewers And The Black Situation Comedy

Author: Robin R. Means Coleman
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780815331254
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Providing insight into key debates over race and representation in the media, this ethnographic study explores the ways in which African Americans have been depicted in Black situation comedies - from the 1950s Beulah to contemporary series like Martin and Living Single. As scholars increasingly turn their attention to how audiences interpret, use, and resist media texts, Means-Coleman contributes to the development of reception theories by focusing on African American audiences, and bringing their voices to bear on controversies over race and representation.

Comedy

Author: Maurice Charney
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313327148
Size: 50.46 MB
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Ugly Feelings

Author: Sianne NGAI
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674971345
Size: 40.22 MB
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Ngai mobilizes the aesthetics of unprestigious negative affects such as irritation, envy, and disgust to investigate not only ideological and representational dilemmas in literature--with a particular focus on those inflected by gender and race--but also blind spots in contemporary literary and cultural criticism. Her work maps a major intersection of literary studies, media and cultural studies, feminist studies, and aesthetic theory.

Laughing Fit To Kill

Author: Glenda Carpio
Publisher: OUP USA
ISBN: 0195304705
Size: 16.79 MB
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Reassessing the meaning of "black humor," and "dark satire," Glenda Carpio traces a tradition in which black American humorists innovated sharp-edged, occasionally gruesome, and sometimes obscene modes of surrealist humor, to represent the brutality of chattel slavery and its legacy in contemporary culture.

African Americans On Television

Author: David J. Leonard
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0275995151
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A comprehensive look at the history of African Americans on television that discusses major trends in black TV and examines the broader social implications of the relationship between race and popular culture as well as race and representation.

Horror Noire

Author: Robin R Means Coleman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136942947
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From King Kong to Candyman, the boundary-pushing genre of the horror film has always been a site for provocative explorations of race in American popular culture. In Horror Noire: Blacks in American Horror Films from 1890's to Present, Robin R. Means Coleman traces the history of notable characterizations of blackness in horror cinema, and examines key levels of black participation on screen and behind the camera. She argues that horror offers a representational space for black people to challenge the more negative, or racist, images seen in other media outlets, and to portray greater diversity within the concept of blackness itself. Horror Noire presents a unique social history of blacks in America through changing images in horror films. Throughout the text, the reader is encouraged to unpack the genre’s racialized imagery, as well as the narratives that make up popular culture’s commentary on race. Offering a comprehensive chronological survey of the genre, this book addresses a full range of black horror films, including mainstream Hollywood fare, as well as art-house films, Blaxploitation films, direct-to-DVD films, and the emerging U.S./hip-hop culture-inspired Nigerian "Nollywood" Black horror films. Horror Noire is, thus, essential reading for anyone seeking to understand how fears and anxieties about race and race relations are made manifest, and often challenged, on the silver screen.