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Double negative : the black image and popular culture

Author: Racquel J Gates
Publisher: Durham : N.C. : Duke University press, 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Racquel J Gates
ISBN: 9781478000419 1478000414 9781478000549 1478000546
OCLC Number: 1122855223
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 211-218) and index.
Description: xii, 236 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Acknowledgments ix Introduction. Negativity and the Black Popular Image 1 1. Eddie Murphy, Coming to America, and Formal Negativity 35 2. Relational Negativity: The Sellout Films of the 1990s 81 3. The Circumstantial Negativity of Halle Berry 114 4. Embracing the Ratchet: Reality Television and Strategic Negativity 142 Conclusion. Empire: A False Negative? 182 Notes 191 Bibliography 211 Index 219
Responsibility: Racquel J. Gates.
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