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Black celebrity, racial politics, and the press : framing dissent

Author: Sarah J Jackson
Publisher: New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2014. ©2014
Series: Routledge transformations in race and media.
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Shifting understandings and ongoing conversations about race, celebrity, and protest in the twenty-first century call for a closer examination of the evolution of dissent by black celebrities and their reception in the public sphere. This book focuses on the way the mainstream and black press have covered cases of controversial political dissent by African American celebrities from Paul Robeson to Kanye West.  Read more...
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Jackson, Sarah J., 1982-
Black celebrity, racial politics, and the press.
New York, NY : Routledge, 2014
(DLC) 2014001670
(OCoLC)866614507
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah J Jackson
ISBN: 9781134588374 1134588372 9781315887043 1315887045
OCLC Number: 880827205
Description: 1 online resource (206 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; List of Illustrations; List of Tables; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1 Paul Robeson at Peekskill, NY, 1949; 2 Eartha Kitt, the White House, and Vietnam, 1968; 3 Tommie Smith and John Carlos at the Mexico City Olympics, 1968; 4 Sister Souljah, Rodney King, and the Future President, 1992; 5 Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf and "The Star-Spangled Banner," 1996; 6 Kanye West and Hurricane Katrina, 2005; Conclusion: Black Celebrity, Racial Politics, and the Press: Going Forward; Appendix; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Routledge transformations in race and media.
Responsibility: by Sarah J. Jackson.

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Shifting understandings and ongoing conversations about race, celebrity, and protest in the twenty-first century call for a closer examination of the evolution of dissent by black celebrities and their reception in the public sphere. This book focuses on the way the mainstream and black press have covered cases of controversial political dissent by African American celebrities from Paul Robeson to Kanye West. Jackson considers the following questions: 1) What unique agency is available to celebrities with racialized identities to present critiques of American culture? 2) How have journalist.

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