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Beyond Black : Celebrity and Race in Obama's America

Author: Ellis Cashmore
Publisher: London, UK ; New York, NY, USA : Bloomsbury Academic, 2012. ©2012
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An appraisal of the impact of a new type of black celebrities--acquisitive, ambitious, successful, and individualistic--on the cultural landscape of contemporary America.
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Barack Obama
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ellis Cashmore
ISBN: 9781780931494 1780931492 9781780931470 1780931476
OCLC Number: 809977812
Description: v, 169 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction. "I sell entertainment" --
Sideshows and carnival barkers --
Obama believes in Obama --
If Oprah can make it, what does it say about me? --
A black family that tv hadn't seen before --
Please be black, Michael --
A desire for buffoonery and song --
Black models don't sell --
Like a jungle sometimes --
The ghetto inside --
To be spoken for, rather than with --
The death of blackness.
Responsibility: Ellis Cashmore.

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A new variety of African American celebrity has emerged. According to Cashmore the most avaluable product they sell, is a conception of America where racism has been rendered insignificant. Cashmore  Read more...

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Has America truly become a postracial society where achievement, ambition, talent, education, and, most importantly, celebrity trump race? In his provocative and groundbreaking book, Cashmore asks Read more...

 
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