Black Women in Reality Television Docusoaps - Goldman, Adria Y.; Waymer, Damion
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Black Women in Reality Television Docusoaps explores representations of Black women in one of the most powerful, popular forms of reality television - the docusoap. Viewers, critics, and researchers have taken issue with what they consider to be unflattering, one-dimensional representations. This book discusses images of Black women in reality television during the 2011 viewing year, when much criticism arose. These findings provide a context for a more recent examination of reality television portrayals during 2014, following many reality stars' promises to offer new representations. The…mehr

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Black Women in Reality Television Docusoaps explores representations of Black women in one of the most powerful, popular forms of reality television - the docusoap. Viewers, critics, and researchers have taken issue with what they consider to be unflattering, one-dimensional representations. This book discusses images of Black women in reality television during the 2011 viewing year, when much criticism arose. These findings provide a context for a more recent examination of reality television portrayals during 2014, following many reality stars' promises to offer new representations. The authors discuss the types of images shown, potential readings of such portrayals, and the implication of these reality television docusoap presentations. The book will be useful for courses examining topics such as popular culture; mass media and society; women's studies; race and media; sex and gender; media studies; African American issues in mass communication; and gender, race and representation, as well as other graduate-level classes.
  • Produktdetails
  • Black Studies and Critical Thinking .45
  • Verlag: Peter Lang Ltd. International Academic Publishers
  • Artikelnr. des Verlages: 312777
  • Neuausg.
  • Seitenzahl: 144
  • Erscheinungstermin: 22. Mai 2015
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 225mm x 150mm x 8mm
  • Gewicht: 200g
  • ISBN-13: 9781433127779
  • ISBN-10: 1433127776
  • Artikelnr.: 42906708
Autorenporträt
Adria Y. Goldman, PhD (Howard University), is Assistant Professor of Communication at Gordon State College. Her recent publications include the co-authored journal article «Identifying Ugliness, Defining Beauty: A Focus Group Analysis of and Reaction to Ugly Betty.» She is also one of the editors of Black Women and Popular Culture: The Conversation Continues. Damion Waymer, PhD (Purdue University), is Associate Provost for Special Initiatives at the University of Cincinnati. He is the 2013 recipient of the PRIDE Award from the Public Relations Division of the National Communication Association for his contributions to public relations education, and he has published more than forty journal articles and scholarly book chapters on communication and issues of diversity and public relations.
Inhaltsangabe
Contents: Black Women's Mediated Depictions - Docu-Soaping Black Women - Does Majority or Minority Cast Status Matter? - Reclaiming Sexuality - Black Motherhood - Physical Appearance - She Has Her Own (Money) - Girl Fight - Who Is She Repping? - Why Are Viewers Calling for Boycotts?
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"Goldman and Waymer provide a path for others to understand the complications associated with the process of social construction of reality in general, and Black women, specifically. Their book provides a clear, concise research study which could be used as one of the main texts in a Black Studies or Gender Studies course."
(Amy Muckleroy Carwile, Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly Volume 94, Issue 4/2017)