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Adria Y. Goldman is assistant professor of communication at Gordon State College.
VaNatta S. Ford is assistant professor of communication studies at Columbia College.
Alexa A. Harris is a communications consultant in Washington, DC.
Natasha R. Howard is assistant professor of communication at Bronx Community College.
Black Women in Popular Culture: An Introduction to the Reader’s JourneyAdria Y. Goldman and Alexa A. Harris
Part I: Television and Film
Chapter 1: Scandalous: Olivia Pope and Black Women in Primetime History, Joshua K. Wright
Chapter 2: Meet the Braxtons and the Marys: A Closer Look at Representations of Black Female Celebrities in WE TV’s Braxton Family Values and Mary, Mary, Adria Y. Goldman
Chapter 3: Visible But Devalued Through the Black Male Gaze: Degrading Images of the Black Woman in Tyler Perry’s Temptation, Christopher K. Jackson
Part II: The Music Industry
Chapter 4: “Don’t Make Me Hop After You…:” Black Womanhood and the Dangerous Body in Popular Film, LeRhonda S. Manigault-Bryant
Chapter 5: Learning to Conquer Metaphysical Dilemmas: Womanist and Masculinist Perspectives on Tyler Perry’s For Colored Girls, Robin M. Boylorn and Mark C. Hopson
Chapter 6: Mother Appreciation Rap (MAR) as a Genre and Representation of Black Motherhood, VaNatta S. Ford and Natasha R. Howard
Chapter 7: I Am Not My Sister’s Keeper: Shifting Themes in Female Rap Videos (2005-2011), Natasha R. Howard
Chapter 8: “Bey Feminism” vs. Black Feminism: A Critical Conversation on Word-of-Mouth Advertisement of Beyoncé’s Visual Album, Elizabeth Y. Whittington and Mackenzie Jordan
Chapter 9: Black Women and Gender Violence: Lil’ Wayne’s “How to Love” as Progressive Hip Hop, Joshua Daniel Phillips and Rachel Alicia Griffin
Part III: Advertising, Print, and Digital MediaChapter 11: Writing (about) the Black Female Body: An Exploration of Skin Color Politics in Advertising within Ebony and Essence, Simone Puff
Chapter 10: Apparitions of the Past and Obscure Visions for the Future: Stereotypes of Black Women and Advertising During a Paradigm Shift, Joanna L. Jenkins
Chapter 12: Black Millennial Women as Digital Entrepreneurs: A New Lane on the Information Superhighway, Alexa A. Harris
Chapter 13: The Classification of Black Celebrity Women in Cyberspace, Andre Nicholson
Chapter 14: Identity as a Rite of Passage: The Case of Chirlane McCray, Sheena C. Howard
Black Women and Popular Culture: The Conversation Continues crosses all media platforms while providing substantive historical background and cutting-edge cultural studies. From film and cable to convergence, from advertising to hip hop and rap, this collection deftly takes its audience on the digital and cyberspace highway to better understand the rich crossroads of diversity, identity, and culture.
— Barbara B. Hines, Howard University
In this collection, the reader finds expansive discussions and analyses of the Black experience as depicted in popular culture. The chapters are unique in perspective and filled with probing issues in communication that affect cultural values, belief systems, and self-esteem issues. The foci are far reaching, capturing the interest of a wide audience. Students and scholars will see a number of methodologies, as well as state-of-the art, provocative, cutting-edge research. This book will make a valuable contribution to the discipline. I applaud Drs. Goldman, Ford, Harris, and Howard for their excellent work in editing this volume.
— Melbourne S. Cummings, Howard University