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Black Women's Portrayals on Reality Television : The New Sapphire (Hardcover)

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This book critically analyzes the portrayals of Black women in current reality television. Audiences are presented with a multitude of images of Black women fighting, arguing, and cursing at one another in this manufactured world of reality television. This perpetuation of negative, insidious racial and gender stereotypes influences how the U.S. views Black women. This stereotyping disrupts the process in which people are able to appreciate cultural and gender difference. Instead of celebrating the diverse symbols and meaning making that accompanies Black women's discourse and identities, reality television scripts an artificial or plastic image of Black women that reinforces extant stereotypes. This collection's contributors seek to uncover examples in reality television shows where instantiations of Black women's gendered, racial, and cultural difference is signified and made sinister.
Number of Pages: 337
Genre: Language + Art + Disciplines, Social Science
Sub-Genre: Ethnic Studies / African-American Studies, Communication
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc
Language: English
Street Date: January 14, 2016
TCIN: 50749437
UPC: 9781498519328
Item Number (DPCI): 248-10-4593
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