Journals Higher Education



Published: 23 December 2004

336 Pages | 45 illus.

6-1/2 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195167627

Bookseller Code (04)

Channeling Blackness

Studies on Television and Race in America

Edited by Darnell M. Hunt

Media and African Americans

Channeling Blackness: Studies on Television and Race in America presents fifteen classic and contemporary studies of the shifting, complex relationship between popular television and blackness. Using a variety of methodological and theoretical approaches, these essays examine four key issues that have framed popular and scholarly inquiries into the nature of race on television: the black-white binary; the power of media; distinguishing between "negative" and "positive" images; and the relative importance of markets versus racial motives in television.

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