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Representations of Black Women in the Media: The Damnation of Black Womanhood by Gammage, Marquita Marie
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Representations of Black Women in the Media: The Damnation of Black Womanhood

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In 1920 W.E.B. Du Bois cited the damnation of women as linked to the devaluation of motherhood. This dilemma, he argues, had a crushing blow on Black women as they were forced into slavery. Black womanhood, portrayed as hypersexual by nature, became an enduring stereotype which did not coincide with the dignity of mother and wife. This portrayal continues to reinforce negative stereotypes of Black women in the media today. This book highlights how Black women have been negatively portrayed in the media, focusing on the export nature of media and its ability to convey notions of Blackness to the public. It argues that media such as rap music videos, television dramas, reality television shows, and newscasts create and affect expectations of Black women. Exploring the role that racism, misogyny and media play in the representation of Black womanhood, it provides a foundation for challenging contemporary media's portrayal of Black women.



Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Gammage, Marquita Marie
Published: 11/03/2015
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781138945197
Pages: 158
Weight: 0.85lbs
Size: 9.10h x 6.00w x 0.60d
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Color: Blue, Purple, White
Size: 20, 24
Material: 100% Polyester
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