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Empire and black images in popular culture

Author: Joshua K Wright
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"FOX's musical drama Empire has been hailed as the savior of broadcast television, drawing 15 million viewers weekly. A "hip-hopera" inspired by Shakespeare's King Lear and 1980s prime-time soap Dynasty, the series is at the forefront of a black popular culture Renaissance yet has stirred controversy in the black community"--
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joshua K Wright
ISBN: 9781476673677 1476673675
OCLC Number: 1007064686
Description: 232 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: the Empire state of mind: the birth of a cultural phenomenon --
The Lyon family hustle: a new look at the black family on tv --
Boom, boom, boom, boom: Lucious Lyon and the black outlaw's American dream --
The name's Cookie, ask about me: the fierce and flawed feminism of Cookie Lyon --
My three sons: reflections on black masculinity in Empire --
Lee Daniels doesn't care about black people! Representation vs. exploitation --
The Empire effect: the revolution will be televised!
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Analyses the multifaceted issues presented in Empire's first three seasons from an interdisciplinary perspective. It assesses Empire's role in the evolution of black images on television and other  Read more...

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