The Resource Beyond Black : Celebrity and Race in Obamas America, Ellis Cashmore, (electronic resource/)

Beyond Black : Celebrity and Race in Obamas America, Ellis Cashmore, (electronic resource/)

Label
Beyond Black : Celebrity and Race in Obamas America
Title
Beyond Black
Title remainder
Celebrity and Race in Obamas America
Statement of responsibility
Ellis Cashmore
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Beyond Black is Ellis Cashmores compelling appraisal of the impact of black celebrities on the cultural landscape of post-Obama America. In recent years a new variety of African American celebrity has emerged: acquisitive, ambitious, flamboyantly successful and individualistic - the kind of people who are interested in channelling their energies into their own careers rather than causes like racism. ... At the centre of this book lies the question, do the conspicuously successful and glittering new class of African Americans herald a new post-racial age? Cashmores answer takes him to the minstrel shows of the nineteenth century, the Hollywood film industry of the 1930s and todays hip-hop culture. 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. The lives they lead deliver the evidence. Does racism even matter when almost anyone can possess the commodities associated with the celebrities with whom they identify?--Publishers description
Cataloging source
MERUC
Dewey number
323.1196073
Index
no index present
LC call number
E185.96
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Label
Beyond Black : Celebrity and Race in Obamas America, Ellis Cashmore, (electronic resource/)
Link
http://library.quincycollege.edu:2048/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=494654
Instantiates
Publication
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
1 Introduction -- I sell entertainment -- 2 Sideshows and carnival barkers -- 3 Obama believes in Obama -- 4 If Oprah can make it, what does it say about me? -- 5 A black family that tv hadnt seen before -- 6 Please be black, Michael -- 7 A desire for buffoonery and song -- 8 Black models dont sell -- 9 Like a jungle sometimes -- 10 The ghetto inside -- 11 To be spoken for, rather than with -- 12 The death of blackness
Control code
ocn817899557
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (access may be restricted)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institution
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Beyond Black : Celebrity and Race in Obamas America, Ellis Cashmore, (electronic resource/)
Link
http://library.quincycollege.edu:2048/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=494654
Publication
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
1 Introduction -- I sell entertainment -- 2 Sideshows and carnival barkers -- 3 Obama believes in Obama -- 4 If Oprah can make it, what does it say about me? -- 5 A black family that tv hadnt seen before -- 6 Please be black, Michael -- 7 A desire for buffoonery and song -- 8 Black models dont sell -- 9 Like a jungle sometimes -- 10 The ghetto inside -- 11 To be spoken for, rather than with -- 12 The death of blackness
Control code
ocn817899557
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (access may be restricted)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institution
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote

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