Items related to Double Negative: The Black Image and Popular Culture

Double Negative: The Black Image and Popular Culture

5 avg rating
( 1 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781478000419: Double Negative: The Black Image and Popular Culture
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

From the antics of Flavor Flav on Flavor of Love to the brazen behavior of the women on Love & Hip Hop, so-called negative images of African Americans are a recurrent mainstay of contemporary American media representations. In Double Negative Racquel J. Gates examines the generative potential of such images, showing how some of the most disreputable representations of black people in popular media can strategically pose questions about blackness, black culture, and American society in ways that more respectable ones cannot. Rather than falling back on claims that negative portrayals hinder black progress, Gates demonstrates how reality shows such as Basketball Wives, comedians like Katt Williams, and movies like Coming to America play on "negative" images to take up questions of assimilation and upward mobility, provide a respite from the demands of respectability, and explore subversive ideas. By using negativity as a framework to illustrate these texts' social and political work as they reverberate across black culture, Gates opens up new lines of inquiry for black cultural studies.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Racquel J. Gates is Assistant Professor of Media Culture at the College of Staten Island, City University of New York.

Review:

“In Double Negative Racquel J. Gates places us in front of image after black image that folks concerned with the 'positive' representation of the race have tried, unsuccessfully, to repress. In the process, this willfully disobedient book challenges us to look at ourselves, as readers—the aesthetic judgments, political assumptions, old anxieties, and surprising pleasures that animate our encounters with blackness onscreen.” (Jacqueline Najuma Stewart, author of Migrating to the Movies: Cinema and Black Urban Modernity)

“An amazing and much needed critical intervention, Double Negative interrogates the ways in which respectability politics are imbricated in discussions of black representation. By questioning how media representations are deemed negative, Racquel J. Gates explodes the idea of privileging ‘good’ texts over less desirable ones. She contests the notion that negative texts are bad objects and guilty pleasures on every front, allowing for negotiated readings that offer spaces for identification, pleasure, and even empowerment.” (Bambi Haggins, author of Laughing Mad: The Black Comic Persona in Post-soul America)

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9781478000549: Double Negative: The Black Image and Popular Culture

Featured Edition

ISBN 10: 1478000546 ISBN 13: 9781478000549
Publisher: Duke University Press Books, 2018
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

Seller Image

1.

Gates, Racquel
Published by Duke University Press Books (2018)
ISBN 10: 1478000414 ISBN 13: 9781478000419
New Hardcover Quantity: 5
Seller:
GreatBookPrices
(Columbia, MD, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 30702372-n

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 84.39
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.64
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

2.

Racquel J. Gates
Published by Duke University Press, United States (2018)
ISBN 10: 1478000414 ISBN 13: 9781478000419
New Hardcover Quantity: 1
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description Hardback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. From the antics of Flavor Flav on Flavor of Love to the brazen behavior of the women on Love & Hip Hop, so-called negative images of African Americans are a recurrent mainstay of contemporary American media representations. In Double Negative Racquel J. Gates examines the generative potential of such images, showing how some of the most disreputable representations of black people in popular media can strategically pose questions about blackness, black culture, and American society in ways that more respectable ones cannot. Rather than falling back on claims that negative portrayals hinder black progress, Gates demonstrates how reality shows such as Basketball Wives, comedians like Katt Williams, and movies like Coming to America play on "negative" images to take up questions of assimilation and upward mobility, provide a respite from the demands of respectability, and explore subversive ideas. By using negativity as a framework to illustrate these texts' social and political work as they reverberate across black culture, Gates opens up new lines of inquiry for black cultural studies. Seller Inventory # AAJ9781478000419

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 87.04
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

3.

Racquel J. Gates
Published by Duke University Press Books (2018)
ISBN 10: 1478000414 ISBN 13: 9781478000419
New Hardcover Quantity: 1
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)

Book Description HRD. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # CA-9781478000419

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 87.91
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Seller Image

4.

Gates, Racquel
Published by Duke University Press Books (2018)
ISBN 10: 1478000414 ISBN 13: 9781478000419
New Hardcover Quantity: 5
Seller:
GreatBookPricesUK
(Castle Donington, DERBY, United Kingdom)

Book Description Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 30702372-n

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 95.02
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 20.74
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

5.

Racquel J. Gates
Published by Duke University Press Books (2018)
ISBN 10: 1478000414 ISBN 13: 9781478000419
New Hardcover Quantity: 1
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)

Book Description HRD. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # CA-9781478000419

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 85.95
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 34.57
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

6.

Racquel J. Gates
Published by Duke University Press (2018)
ISBN 10: 1478000414 ISBN 13: 9781478000419
New Hardcover Quantity: 5
Seller:
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)

Book Description Hardback. Condition: New. New copy - Usually dispatched within 4 working days. Racquel J. Gates examines the potential of so-called negative representations of African Americans in film and TV, from Coming to America to Basketball Wives and Empire, showing how such representations can strategically pose questions about blackness, black culture, and American society in ways that more respectable ones cannot. Seller Inventory # B9781478000419

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 109.83
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 16.52
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Seller Image

7.

Gates, Racquel J.
Published by Duke University Press Books (2018)
ISBN 10: 1478000414 ISBN 13: 9781478000419
New Hardcover Quantity: 1
Print on Demand
Seller:
booksXpress
(Freehold, NJ, U.S.A.)

Book Description Hardcover. Condition: new. This item is printed on demand. Seller Inventory # 9781478000419

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 127.77
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

8.

Racquel J. Gates
Published by Duke University Press Books 2018-11-06 (2018)
ISBN 10: 1478000414 ISBN 13: 9781478000419
New Hardcover Quantity: 1
Seller:
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, United Kingdom)

Book Description Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 6666-MAR-9781478000419

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 114.77
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 20.73
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Seller Image

9.

Gates, Racquel J.
Published by Duke University Press Books (2018)
ISBN 10: 1478000414 ISBN 13: 9781478000419
New Hardcover Quantity: 1
Print on Demand
Seller:
V-King
(Slough, United Kingdom)

Book Description Hardcover. Condition: new. This item is printed on demand. Seller Inventory # 9781478000419

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 140.23
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.15
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

10.

Racquel J. Gates
Published by Duke University Press Books 2018-11-06 (2018)
ISBN 10: 1478000414 ISBN 13: 9781478000419
New Hardcover Quantity: 1
Seller:
International Bookstore
(Wallingford, OXON, United Kingdom)

Book Description Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 6959-MAR-9781478000419

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 132.60
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 20.74
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book