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The colorblind screen : television in post-racial America

Author: Sarah Nilsen; Sarah E Turner
Publisher: New York ; London : New York University Press, [2014]
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"In The Colorblind Screen, the contributors examine television's role as the major discursive medium in the articulation and contestation of racialized identities in the United States. While the dominant mode of televisual racialization has shifted to a "colorblind" ideology that foregrounds racial differences in order to celebrate multicultural assimilation, the volume investigates how this practice denies the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Colorblind screen
(DLC) 2013043414
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah Nilsen; Sarah E Turner
ISBN: 9781479893331 1479893331
OCLC Number: 870646885
Description: 1 online resource (vi, 357 pages)
Contents: Part 1. Theories of colorblindness. Shades of colorblindness: rethinking racial ideology in the United States / Ashley Doane ; Rhyme and reason: "post-race" and the politics of colorblind racism / Roopali Mukherjee ; The end of racism? colorblind racism and popular media / Eduardo Bonilla-Silva and Austin Ashe --
part 2. Icons of post-racial America. Oprah Winfrey: cultural icon of mainstream (white) America / Janice Peck ; The race denial card: the NBA lockout, Lebron James, and the politics of new racism / David J. Leonard and Bruce Lee Hazelwood ; Representations of Arabs and Muslims in post-9/11 television dramas / Evelyn Alsultany ; Maybe brown people aren't so scary if they're funny: audience readings of Arabs and Muslims on cable television comedies / Dina Ibrahim --
part 3. Reinscribing whiteness. "Some people just hide in plain sight" historicizing racism in Mad men / Sarah Nilsen ; Watching TV with white supremacists: a more complex view of the colorblind screen / C. Richard King ; BBFFs: interracial friendships in a post-racial world / Sarah E. Turner --
part 4. Post-racial relationships. Matchmakers and cultural compatibility: arranged marriage, South Asians, and racial narratives on American television / Shilpa Davé ; Mainstreaming Latina identity: culture-blind and colorblind themes in viewer interpretations of Ugly Betty / Philip A. Kretsedemas ; Race in progress, no passing zone: Battlestar Galactica, colorblindness, and the maintenance of racial order / Jinny Huh.
Responsibility: edited by Sarah Nilsen and Sarah E. Turner.
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The election of President Barack Obama signaled for many the realization of a post-racial America, a nation in which racism was no longer a defining social, cultural, and political issue. This book  Read more...


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Collectively the essays document the dominance of colorblind ideology, which, the volume argues, has been enabling the continuation of 'racial apathy.' This volume contributes to postracial Read more...

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