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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:   eBook : Document : 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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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Gates, Racquel J., 1980-
Double negative.
Durham : Duke University Press, 2018
(DLC) 2017059815
(OCoLC)1007567612
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Racquel J Gates
ISBN: 9781478002239 1478002239 1478000546 9781478000549
OCLC Number: 1019842846
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 236 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: 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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