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The Resource The colorblind screen : television in post-racial America, edited by Sarah Nilsen and Sarah E. Turner

The colorblind screen : television in post-racial America, edited by Sarah Nilsen and Sarah E. Turner

Label
The colorblind screen : television in post-racial America
Title
The colorblind screen
Title remainder
television in post-racial America
Statement of responsibility
edited by Sarah Nilsen and Sarah E. Turner
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In The Colorblind Screen, the contributors examine television's role as the major discursive medium in the articulation and contestation of racialized identities in the United States. While the dominant mode of televisual racialization has shifted to a "colorblind" ideology that foregrounds racial differences in order to celebrate multicultural assimilation, the volume investigates how this practice denies the significant social, economic, and political realities and inequalities that continue to define race relations today. Focusing on such iconic figures as President Obama, LeBron James, and Oprah Winfrey, many chapters examine the ways in which race is read by television audiences and fans. Other essays focus on how visual constructions of race in dramas like 24, Sleeper Cell, and The Wanted continue to conflate Arab and Muslim identities in post-9/11 television. The volume offers an important intervention in the study of the televisual representation of race, engaging with multiple aspects of the mythologies developing around notions of a "post-racial" America and the duplicitous discursive rationale offered by the ideology of colorblindness."--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
791.45/6552
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1992.8.M54
LC item number
C86 2014eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Nilsen, Sarah
  • Turner, Sarah E.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Minorities on television
  • Race relations on television
  • Racism on television
  • Television broadcasting
  • PERFORMING ARTS
  • LAW
  • Minorities on television
  • Race relations on television
  • Racism on television
  • Television broadcasting
  • United States
Label
The colorblind screen : television in post-racial America, edited by Sarah Nilsen and Sarah E. Turner
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part 1. Theories of colorblindness. Shades of colorblindness: rethinking racial ideology in the United States / Ashley Doane ; Rhyme and reason: "post-race" and the politics of colorblind racism / Roopali Mukherjee ; The end of racism? colorblind racism and popular media / Eduardo Bonilla-Silva and Austin Ashe -- part 2. Icons of post-racial America. Oprah Winfrey: cultural icon of mainstream (white) America / Janice Peck ; The race denial card: the NBA lockout, Lebron James, and the politics of new racism / David J. Leonard and Bruce Lee Hazelwood ; Representations of Arabs and Muslims in post-9/11 television dramas / Evelyn Alsultany ; Maybe brown people aren't so scary if they're funny: audience readings of Arabs and Muslims on cable television comedies / Dina Ibrahim -- part 3. Reinscribing whiteness. "Some people just hide in plain sight" historicizing racism in Mad men / Sarah Nilsen ; Watching TV with white supremacists: a more complex view of the colorblind screen / C. Richard King ; BBFFs: interracial friendships in a post-racial world / Sarah E. Turner -- part 4. Post-racial relationships. Matchmakers and cultural compatibility: arranged marriage, South Asians, and racial narratives on American television / Shilpa Davé ; Mainstreaming Latina identity: culture-blind and colorblind themes in viewer interpretations of Ugly Betty / Philip A. Kretsedemas ; Race in progress, no passing zone: Battlestar Galactica, colorblindness, and the maintenance of racial order / Jinny Huh
Control code
870646885
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vi, 357 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781479893331
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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  • 5c466669-faf1-491e-8ac7-cd93acd90833
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)870646885
Label
The colorblind screen : television in post-racial America, edited by Sarah Nilsen and Sarah E. Turner
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part 1. Theories of colorblindness. Shades of colorblindness: rethinking racial ideology in the United States / Ashley Doane ; Rhyme and reason: "post-race" and the politics of colorblind racism / Roopali Mukherjee ; The end of racism? colorblind racism and popular media / Eduardo Bonilla-Silva and Austin Ashe -- part 2. Icons of post-racial America. Oprah Winfrey: cultural icon of mainstream (white) America / Janice Peck ; The race denial card: the NBA lockout, Lebron James, and the politics of new racism / David J. Leonard and Bruce Lee Hazelwood ; Representations of Arabs and Muslims in post-9/11 television dramas / Evelyn Alsultany ; Maybe brown people aren't so scary if they're funny: audience readings of Arabs and Muslims on cable television comedies / Dina Ibrahim -- part 3. Reinscribing whiteness. "Some people just hide in plain sight" historicizing racism in Mad men / Sarah Nilsen ; Watching TV with white supremacists: a more complex view of the colorblind screen / C. Richard King ; BBFFs: interracial friendships in a post-racial world / Sarah E. Turner -- part 4. Post-racial relationships. Matchmakers and cultural compatibility: arranged marriage, South Asians, and racial narratives on American television / Shilpa Davé ; Mainstreaming Latina identity: culture-blind and colorblind themes in viewer interpretations of Ugly Betty / Philip A. Kretsedemas ; Race in progress, no passing zone: Battlestar Galactica, colorblindness, and the maintenance of racial order / Jinny Huh
Control code
870646885
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vi, 357 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781479893331
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 5c466669-faf1-491e-8ac7-cd93acd90833
  • 22573/ctt8jwhd1
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)870646885

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