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Television's imageable influences : the self-perceptions of young African-Americans

Author: Camille O Cosby
Publisher: Lanham : University Press of America, ©1994.
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The worldwide influence of African-Americans as a major creative and economic force in Western popular culture is well documented. What is less understood is African-Americans' lack of participation in defining how their cultures and media images are projected. We live in an age when self-esteem is considered a prerequisite for success. How does it feel to view pervasive negative references to your culture on  Read more...
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Cosby, Camille O. (Camille Olivia), 1944-
Television's imageable influences.
Lanham : University Press of America, ©1994
(OCoLC)608410011
Online version:
Cosby, Camille O. (Camille Olivia), 1944-
Television's imageable influences.
Lanham : University Press of America, ©1994
(OCoLC)624436582
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Camille O Cosby
ISBN: 0819195219 9780819195210 0819195227 9780819195227
OCLC Number: 30027201
Description: 172 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Ch. I. Introduction --
Ch. II. Review of the Literature. Influence of Perception on Human Behavior. The Impact of Television Images on How Individuals View Themselves --
Ch. III. Design of the Study. Question 1: What Specific Aspects of Self Are Addressed by Particular Television Imageries of African-Americans? Question 2: What Possible Influences Do Particular Television Imageries Have on Self-Perceptions of Selected Young Adult African-Americans? --
Ch. IV. Presentation and Analysis of the Data. Question 1: What Specific Aspects of Self Are Addressed by particular Television Imageries of African-Americans? Question 2: What Possible Influence Do Particular Television Imageries Have on Self-Perceptions of Selected Young Adult African-Americans --
Ch. V. Summary and Recommendations --
Appendix A: Nielsen Media Research --
Appendix B: Judges' Response Sheet --
Appendix C: Personal History Form and Profiles of Interviewees.
Responsibility: Camille O. Cosby.

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An examination of how young African-Americans are impacted by the persuasive negative images of their culture that are regularly portrayed on television. It shows how the American media has  Read more...

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