Tag archive for ‘Race/Ethnicity’
Prostitution or Oprah: The Impact of Dichotomous Images of Black WomenMary Vanderlinden/Averett University
Mary Vanderlinden shares the results of her study on the influence of televisual portrayals of professional women on college-age African American women.
Biometrics and Machinima, Reanimated:
Jacqueline Goss’s “Stranger Comes to Town”
Dale Hudson / NYU Abu Dhabi
Dale Hudson discusses the use of machinima as critique of U.S. labor and immigration laws.
by: Ilana Gershon / Indiana University
The writers of Bro’town insist on a distinction between stereotypes used to reinforce historically and economically grounded inequalities and stereotypes used to indicate differences without consequences.
by: Mary Beltrán / University of Wisconsin-Madison
These days it’s a boon to star hopefuls not only to have an ethnically ambiguous look but to be open about their mixed heritage in their publicity.
Sometimes a kiss is just a kiss: (not) responding to the Richard Gere-Shipla Shetty controversy in India
by: Shanti Kumar / University of Texas-Austin
The Indian majority’s non-response to the Gere-Shetty kiss indicates reinforces the notion that diverse cultures in India have known how to live with each other for centuries
by: Joe Straubhaar / University of Texas at Austin
O mito de democrácia racial no Brasil posiciona o pensamento crítico sobre os textos de televisão em termos de classe, mas entrevistas em Salvador, Bahia, Brasil, mostra uma tendência entre algumas pessoas de pensar em termos raciais e criticos. / A widespread myth of racial democracy in Brazil tends to position critical thinking about television texts in terms of class, but interviews in Salvador, Bahia show an emerging tendency among some to think in more critical racial terms.
by: Jorge Alberto Calles-Santillana / Universidad de las Américas, Puebla
El fútbol es el deporte más popular de México y la transmisión de los partidos de la selección nacional
genera un ambiente emocional como ninguno otro
evento nacional. / Soccer is the most popular sport in Mexico, and its broadcasting develops a unique emotional appeal as no other national event.
by: Sarita Malik / Brunel University
Now that we can begin to look back at Celebrity Big Brother in less impulsive, more diagnostic ways, the major upshot – aside from a surefire boost to Shilpa Shetty’s international career following her win –
should be the critical attention paid to Channel 4’s role.
by: Kim Akass and Janet McCabe
Sanctifying sexism as long as your target is a racist – this article explores the sexist discourse surrounding media coverage of the recent “race row” on the UK show Celebrity Big Brother and the controversial figure of Jade Goody.
by: John McMurria / DePaul University
Television networks fearful of steep fines and consumer backlash rush to ensure decency standards are upheld. This article looks at indecency in myriad of ways, from the Superbowl pre-game and half-time shows to the funeral of Coretta Scott King.
by: Jonathan Gray / Fordham University
Will the upcoming merger between the WB and UPN networks result in the whitewashing of what little African American programming network television has mustered thus far?
by: L. S. Kim / University of California, Santa Cruz
It’s a good time to consider the emergence, significance, and implications of television targeted towards Asian Americans.