Tagged: African-American

SPECIAL ISSUE | Afro-Caribbean Women Reclaiming their Bodies and Sexuality: Nicki Minaj and Cardi B’s Ambivalent Self-Portrayals

  Author: Macarena Martín Martínez University of Sevilla Download PDF version Existing scholarship on the cultural representation of the Black female body has primarily focused on the dominant stereotypes imposed upon it (Bennett and Dickerson 2001, 4), rather than its self-representation....

Hollywood—The Power of Representation

Download PDF version For whoever is familiar with Ryan Murphy’s work since Glee (2009)—which made him famous to the big public—his new work’s references to themes like discrimination and minorities’ representation in the media won’t be anything new. Anyway, Hollywood—landed...

The Politics of Respectability in Luce

Author: Apryl Alexander University of Denver Download PDF version What is Luce about? Effects of childhood trauma? Difficulties of adolescence? Transracial adoptions? Teenage psychopaths? All the above? Luce (2019) is the complicated story of a high-achieving Black male high schooler (Luce,...

Alienation vs. Black Collective Consciousness in JM Holmes’ How are you going to save yourself?: a Comparative Study

Download PDF version “Why do you blame everyone else for your problems?” he said. […] “You attack the police?” Eddy said. “You need a cause so you make one up?” “Attack the police? Ha,” Kalli, said […] “What, you think...

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