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Black television travels : African American media around the globe

Author: Timothy Havens
Publisher: New York ; London : New York University Press, [2013] ©2013
Series: Critical cultural communication.
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"Black Television Travels explores the globalization of African American television and the way in which foreign markets, programming strategies, and viewer preferences have influenced portrayals of African Americans on the small screen. Television executives have been notoriously slow to recognize the potential popularity of black characters and themes, both at home and abroad. As American television brokers  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Havens, Timothy.
Black television travels.
New York ; London : New York University Press, [2013]
(DLC) 2012042160
(OCoLC)819717762
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Timothy Havens
ISBN: 9780814759448 0814759440 9780814760765 0814760767
OCLC Number: 830164538
Description: 1 online resource (215 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Introduction: African American television trade --
Roots and the perils of African American television drama in a global world --
Integrated eighties situation comedies and the struggle against apartheid --
The Cosby show, family themes, and the ascent of white situation comedies abroad in the late 1980s --
The Fresh prince of Bel-Air, channel fragmentation, and the recognition of difference --
The worldwide circulation of contemporary African American television --
Black television from elsewhere: the globalization of non-U.S. Black television --
Conclusion: transnational televisual aesthetics and global discourses of race.
Series Title: Critical cultural communication.
Responsibility: Timothy Havens.

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