Black Women Shattering Stereotypes

Black Women Shattering Stereotypes

A Streaming Revolution

von: Kay Siebler

49,99 €

Verlag: Lexington Books
Format: EPUB
Veröffentl.: 21.04.2021
ISBN/EAN: 9781793636010
Sprache: englisch
Anzahl Seiten: 248

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<p><span>Black Women Shattering Stereotypes: A Streaming Revolution </span><span>focuses on the work, voices, and perspectives of Black women in popular film and television. Kay Siebler argues that within the past five years, in response to the digital age and the number of racist stereotypes being purported in dominant culture, Black women creators are making entertainment media that fights back against these racist and sexist narratives and celebrates the realities of being Black and being a woman in today’s world. When Black women are behind the camera, writing, directing, and producing, Siebler finds, the representations of Black women change dramatically in empowering and important ways. Focusing on films and series produced since 2015 that are made by, for, and about Black women, Siebler analyzes the portrayals of Black women and their culture in </span><span>Bessie, Self Made, Hidden Figures, Harriet, Insecure, Being Mary Jane, Twenties, </span><span>and </span><span>Chewing Gum,</span><span> among others. Siebler intertwines these analyses with in-depth interviews with over one hundred Black women throughout the book, offering a variety of perspectives across the broad spectrum of demographics that are—and are not—being represented in mainstream media. </span></p>
<p><span>This book intertwines analysis of film and television programs made by, for, and about Black women and interviews with over one hundred Black women to discuss how they are fighting back against the racist and sexist stereotypes of Black women purported by mainstream media. </span></p>
<p><span>Introduction: Black Women Shattering Stereotypes in Film/TV</span></p>
<p><span>Chapter 1: Natural Hair, the Marker of Black Female Resistance and Empowerment</span></p>
<p><span>Chapter 2: TeamLightSkin v. TeamDarkSkin</span></p>
<p><span>Chapter 3: </span><span>All the Single Ladies: Sex and the Single Woman</span></p>
<p><span>Chapter 4: Black Women are Not Always Womanist: The Politics of Empowerment</span></p>
<p><span>Chapter 5: “I’m Talking to </span><span>You</span><span>”: Breaking the Fourth Wall</span></p>
<p><span>Chapter 6: Funny Women: Laughing With, Not Laughing At</span></p>
<p><span>Chapter 7: History Lessons: We are Strong, Independent Women</span></p>
<p><span>Conclusion: A Reason for Hope</span></p>
<p><span>Appendix I: Quoted Participant Demographics</span></p>
<p><span>About the Author and Artist</span></p>
<p><span>Kay Siebler</span><span> is professor of English at University of Nebraska Omaha. </span></p>

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