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Double negative : the black image and popular culture

Author: Racquel J Gates
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, ©2018 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From the antics of Flavor Flav on 'Flavor of love' to the brazen behavior of the women on 'Love & hip hop', so-called 'negative' images of African Americans are a recurrent mainstay of contemporary American media representations. Racquel J. Gates examines the generative potential of such images, showing how some of the most disreputable representations of black people in popular media can strategically pose  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gates, Racquel J., 1980-
Double negative.
Durham : Duke University Press, 2018
(DLC) 2017061591
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Racquel J Gates
ISBN: 9781478000419 1478000414 9781478000549 1478000546
OCLC Number: 1007567612
Description: xii, 236 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction ; Negativity and the Black popular image --
Eddie Murphy, Coming to America, and formal negativity --
Relational negativity: the sellout films of the 1990s --
The circumstantial negativity of Halle Berry --
Embracing the ratchet: reality television and strategic negativity --
Conclusion : Empire: a false negative?
Responsibility: Racquel J. Gates.

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Racquel J. Gates examines the potential of so-called negative representations of African Americans in film and TV, from Coming to America to Basketball Wives and Empire, showing how such  Read more...

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