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African American Viewers and the Black Situation Comedy

Situating Racial Humor

By Robin R. Means Coleman

Routledge – 2000 – 384 pages

Series: Studies in African American History and Culture

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    978-0-8153-3781-2
    January 31st 2000
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    978-0-8153-3125-4
    September 30th 1998

Description

Providing new insight into key debates over race and representation in the media, this ethnographic study explores the ways in which African Americans have been depicted in Black situation comedies-from 1950's Beulah to contemporary series like Martin and Living Single.

Reviews

"For those who are interested in this area of race and media the book offers substantial information and documentation about the development of black television sitcoms and the kind of potential readings that take place among African American viewers." -- Venise Berry, Ethnic and Racial Studies

Author Bio

Robin R. Means Coleman is an Assistant Professor of Media Ecology in the Department of Culture and Communication at New York University.

Related Subjects

  1. Media & Film Studies

Name: African American Viewers and the Black Situation Comedy: Situating Racial Humor (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Robin R. Means Coleman. Providing new insight into key debates over race and representation in the media, this ethnographic study explores the ways in which African Americans have been depicted in Black situation comedies-from 1950's Beulah to contemporary series like...
Categories: Media & Film Studies