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Recent media events like the confirmation hearings for Clarence Thomas, the beating of Rodney King and its aftermath, and the murder trial of O.J. Simpson have trained our collective eye on the televised spectacle of race. Living Color combines media studies, cultural studies, and critical race theory to investigate the representation of race on American TV.

Ranging across television genres, historical periods, and racial formations, Living Colorandmdash;as it positions race as a key element of televisionandrsquo;s cultural influenceandmdash;moves the discussion out of a black-and-white binary and illustrates how class, gender, and sexuality interact with images of race. In addition to essays on representations of andquot;Orientalandquot; performers and African Americans in the early years of television, this collection also examines how the celebrity of the late MTV star Pedro Zamora countered racist and homophobic discourses; reveals how news coverage on drug use shifted from the white middle-class cocaine user in the early 1980s to the black andquot;crack motherandquot; of the 1990s; and takes on TV coverage of the Rodney King beating and the subsequent unrest in Los Angeles. Other essays consider O.J. Simpsonandrsquo;s murder trial, comparing televisionandrsquo;s treatment of Simpson to that of Michael Jackson, Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan, and Clarence Thomas and look at the racism directed at Asian Americans by the recurring andquot;Dancing Itosandquot; on Jay Lenoandrsquo;s Tonight Show.

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An edited volume of essays on race, ethnicity and television.

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Recent media events like the beating of Rodney King and the murder trial of O.J. Simpson have trained our collective eye on the televised spectacle of race. LIVING COLOR combines media studies, cultural studies, and critical race theory to investigate the representation of race on American television. LIVING COLOR makes explicit the centrality of race and ethnicity to American life. 54 photos.

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"Each of these essays illustrates the impossibility of understanding television without understanding race. Living Color subjects the analysis of television, like television itself, to critical interrogations that place racial difference at the center of television history, strategies of representation and narration, forms of address, and industrial production and circulation."—Herman Gray, author of Watching Race: Television and the Struggle for Blackness
"This collection of essays provides an essential addition to work within the fields of media, cultural, and critical race studies; its provocative readings of television texts and audiences will no doubt yield important new insights on the relationship between television, race, ethnicity, and history."—Lynne Joyrich, author of Re-viewing Reception: Television, Gender, and Postmodern Culture

Product Details

ISBN:
9780822321958
Editor:
Torres, Sasha
Publisher:
Duke University Press
Editor:
Lynn Spigel
Editor:
Torres, Sasha
Editor:
Sasha Torres
Author:
D'Acci, Julie
Author:
Haralovich, Mary Beth
Author:
Torres
Author:
Torres, Sasha
Author:
Kinder, Marsha
Author:
Rabinovitz, Lauren
Author:
Spigel, Lynn
Location:
Durham N.C. :
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Mass media
Subject:
Minority Studies
Subject:
Minorities
Subject:
Television - History & Criticism
Subject:
Television broadcasting
Subject:
Television broadcasting -- Social aspects -- United States.
Subject:
Minorities in television -- United States.
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - General
Subject:
Minority Studies - General
Subject:
Minorities on television -- United States.
Subject:
Television broadcasting -- Social aspects.
Subject:
Ethnic Studies-Immigration
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Console-Ing Passions: Television and Cultural Power
Publication Date:
19980831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
54 bandw photographs
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9.23x6.18x.81 in. 1.07 lbs.

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