This volume is an authoritative introduction to the history of African Americans in US popular culture, examining its development from the early nineteenth century to the present. Kevern Verney examines:
*Â the role and significance of race in all major forms of popular culture, including sport, film, television, radio and music
* how the entertainment industry has encouraged racism through misrepresentations and caricatured images of African Americans.
African Americans have made a unique contribution to the richness and diversity of US popular culture. Rooted in African society and traditions, black slaves in America created a dynamic culture which continues to evolve. Present day hip-hop and rap music are still shaped by the historical experience of slavery and the ongoing will to oppose oppression and racism.
Any student of African-American history or cultural studies will find this a fascinating and highly useful book.
Author : Kevern Verney
ISBN : 0415275288
Language : English
No of Pages : 144
Edition : 1
Publication Date : 9/25/2003
Format/Binding : Paperback
Book dimensions : 8.3x5.2x0.5
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