Black Culture and Experience: Contemporary Issues offers a holistic look at Black culture in the twenty-first century. This anthol...
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Black Culture and Experience: Contemporary Issues offers a holistic look at Black culture in the twenty-first century. This anthology contains work from leading scholars, authors, and other specialists who have been brought together to highlight key issues in black culture and experience today. Autorentext Venise T. Berry is Associate Professor of African American Studies and Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Iowa in Iowa City. She is published widely in academic and creative circles with numerous articles and books in the areas of media, African Americans, and popular culture. To learn more visit: www.veniseberry.com. Anita Fleming-Rife, PhD, a retired Professor, is a diversity consultant. She taught at the University of Northern Colorado (UNC), Penn State, Clark Atlanta University, and others before returning to her alma mater, UNC, in 2008, as the inaugural Special Assistant to the President for Equity and Diversity. Her research in international communications, minority representations in the media, framing analysis of public policy, and politics has been published in academic journals. Ayo Dayo has worked in the Prince William Public Library System in Prince William, Virginia, for more than twenty-five years. She is currently the manager of cataloguing, interlibrary loan, and physical processing services. Her master of library science degree is from the University of Texas at Austin and she has a master of arts from the University of Iowa. Klappentext Black Culture and Experience: Contemporary Issues offers a holistic look at Black culture in the twenty-first century. It is a collection of work that creates a synergy among authors and leads to a valuable resource on contemporary issues. Part One examines institutional, societal, and political issues like identity politics; the Rooney Rule; prosperity gospel; inequality in the criminal justice system; the American dream; the future of Black and Africana studies; and President Obama's double consciousness. Part Two investigates social, cultural, and community issues such as the Affordable Care Act; Black women and obesity; Black men's experience in marriage and relationships; sexual decision making; interracial relationships; and cultural racism. Part Three explores media, pop culture, and technology issues including the rise of urban fiction; hip hop and feminism; race in Super Bowl commercials; the construction of Black Diasporic identities; Whiteness in Black-oriented films; Black masculinity in Django Unchained; and the power of Black Twitter. This anthology contains work from leading scholars, authors, and other specialists who have been brought together to highlight key issues in black culture and experience today. The goal is to help readers understand where we are and where we still need to go, what is working and what we still need to work on, what is right and what is still wrong. Inhalt Contents: Venise T. Berry: From Slavery to the Presidency Tabbye M. Chavous/Seanna Leath/Bridget L. Richardson: Black Racial Identity: Promoting Academic Achievement and Excellence, Resisting Stereotypes, and the Myth of Acting White John A. Fortunato/Jerome D. Williams: The NFL's Rooney Rule: A Theoretical Analysis of Its Societal Influence Kayla Renée Wheeler: In God's Favor: Prosperity Gospel in the 21st Century Stephana Colbert: Race and Racism: Inequalities in the Criminal Justice System LaToya T. Brackett: Attaining Wealth: The African American Struggle for the «American Dream» De Anna Reese/Malik Simba: Learning from History: Contemporary Issues in Black and Africana Studies Anita Fleming-Rife: To Form a More Perfect Union: Frames of Double Consciousness in Presidential Candidate Barack Obama's Race Speech Staja Q. Booker/Tamara A. Baker: Pain, Chronic Disease, and the ACA: Implications for Better Healthcare in the Black Community E-K Daufin: Big, Black, and Beautiful Women: Health at Every Size Offers a New Paradigm Armon R. Perry/Derrick R. Brooms/Siobhan E. Smith: Birds of a Feather? Black Men's Experiences and Behavior in Marriage and Romantic Relationships Asher Pimpleton/Nikita Murry: Fifty Shades of Brown: Understanding the Social, Sensual, and Sexual Lives of Black American Women Danielle M. Wallace/Sonja Peterson-Lewis: Interracial Relationships: Attitudes among Heterosexual College-Educated African American Women William Oliver: Cultural Racism and Violence in African American Communities Kristina Graaff/Vanessa Irvin: The Rise of Urban Fiction Donnetrice C. Allison: An Affair to Remember: Hip Hop and the Feminist Perspective Ernest L. Wiggins/Kenneth Campbell: (Un)Comfortable Contact? Viewing Race and Interaction in 25 Years of Super Bowl Commercials through the Lens of Social Distance Ilia Rodríguez: The Construction of Black Diasporic Identities in News Discourse on Immigration in the U.S. Black Press Omotayo O. Banjo: Now You See Me: The Visibility of Whiteness in Black Context Films Tammie Jenkins: Black Masculinity and Representation in Popular Culture: A Case Study of Quentin Tarantino's Film Django Unchained George L. Daniels/Theadoris Morris/Ellisa Bray: Bridging the Digital Divide: The Case of Black Twitter as a 21st-Century Platform for Cultural Expression.