The Resource Beyond black : celebrity and race in Obama's America, Ellis Cashmore, (electronic resource)

Beyond black : celebrity and race in Obama's America, Ellis Cashmore, (electronic resource)

Label
Beyond black : celebrity and race in Obama's America
Title
Beyond black
Title remainder
celebrity and race in Obama's America
Statement of responsibility
Ellis Cashmore
Title variation
Celebrity and race in Obama's America
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Beyond Black is Ellis Cashmore's compelling appraisal of the impact of black celebrities on the cultural landscape of contemporary America. In recent years a new variety of African American celebrity has emerged: acquisitive, ambitious, flamboyantly successful and individualistic - more interested in channelling their energy into career development than into the political struggles that animated some of their predecessors. Bill Cosby and Oprah Winfrey were early examples; current A-listers include Beyoncé and Tiger Woods.The most valuable product these celebrities sell, according to Cashmore, is a particular conception of America: as a nation where racism has been - if not banished - rendered insignificant. Jargon-free but with scholarly attention to theory, evidence and logic, this is a riveting account of contemporary American society, from the minstrel shows of the nineteenth century, through the Hollywood film industry of the 1930s, to today's hip-hop culture
Additional physical form
Also available in print form.
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cashmore, Ellis
Dewey number
323.1196073
Government publication
unknown if item is government publication
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.96
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Bloomsbury Open Access
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Obama, Barack
  • Post-racialism
  • African American celebrities
  • African-Americans in mass media
  • Racism
  • United States
Target audience
specialized
Label
Beyond black : celebrity and race in Obama's America, Ellis Cashmore, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chapter 1. Introduction - "I sell entertainment" --chapter 2. Sideshows and carnival barkers --chapter 3. Obama believes in Obama --chapter 4. If Oprah can make it, what does it say about me? --chapter 5. A black family that TV hadn't seen before --chapter 6. Please be black, Michael
Extent
1 online resource (169 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781780931500
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital file(s).
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
System control number
(EXLCZ)992670000000415372
System details
  • Mode of access: internet via World Wide Web
  • System requirements: Adobe Acrobat or other PDF reader (latest version recommended), Internet Explorer or other browser (latest version recommended)
Label
Beyond black : celebrity and race in Obama's America, Ellis Cashmore, (electronic resource)
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chapter 1. Introduction - "I sell entertainment" --chapter 2. Sideshows and carnival barkers --chapter 3. Obama believes in Obama --chapter 4. If Oprah can make it, what does it say about me? --chapter 5. A black family that TV hadn't seen before --chapter 6. Please be black, Michael
Extent
1 online resource (169 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781780931500
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital file(s).
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
System control number
(EXLCZ)992670000000415372
System details
  • Mode of access: internet via World Wide Web
  • System requirements: Adobe Acrobat or other PDF reader (latest version recommended), Internet Explorer or other browser (latest version recommended)

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