The Black Image in the White Mind

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  • Paperback
  • 305 pages
  • The Black Image in the White Mind
  • Robert M. Entman
  • English
  • 05 December 2018
  • 0226210766

About the Author: Robert M. Entman

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The Black Image in the White Mind Living In A Segregated Society, White Americans Learn About African Americans Not Through Personal Relationships But Through The Images The Media Show Them The Black Image In The White Mind Offers The Most Comprehensive Look At The Intricate Racial Patterns In The Mass Media And How They Shape The Ambivalent Attitudes Of Whites Toward Blacks Using The Media, And Especially Television, As Barometers Of Race Relations, Robert Entman And Andrew Rojecki Explore But Then Go Beyond The Treatment Of African Americans On Network And Local News To Incisively Uncover The Messages Sent About Race By The Entertainment Industry From Prime Time Dramas And Sitcoms To Commercials And Hollywood Movies While The Authors Find Very Little In The Media That Intentionally Promotes Racism, They Find Even Less That Advances Racial Harmony They Reveal Instead A Subtle Pattern Of Images That, While Making Room For Blacks, Implies A Racial Hierarchy With Whites On Top And Promotes A Sense Of Difference And Conflict Commercials, For Example, Feature Plenty Of Black Characters But Unlike Whites, They Rarely Speak To Or Touch One Another In Prime Time, The Few Blacks Who Escape Sitcom Buffoonery Rarely Enjoy Informal, Friendly Contact With White Colleagues Perhaps Reinforcing Social Distance In Real Life Entman And Rojecki Interweave Such Astute Observations With Candid Interviews Of White Americans That Make Clear How These Images Of Racial Difference Insinuate Themselves Into Whites Thinking.Despite Its Disturbing Readings Of Television And Film, The Book S Cogent Analyses And Proposed Policy Guidelines Offer Hope That America S Powerful Mediated Racial Separation Can Be Successfully Bridged Entman And Rojecki Look At How Television News Focuses On Black Poverty And Crime Out Of Proportion To The Material Reality Of Black Lives, How Black Experts Are Only Interviewed For Black Themed Issues And How Black Politics Are Distorted In The News, And Conclude That, While There Are Images Of African Americans On Television Now Than There Were Years Ago, These Images Often Don T Reflect A Commitment To Racial Comity Or Community Building Between The Races Thoroughly Researched And Convincingly Argued Publishers Weekly Drawing On Their Own Research And That Of A Wide Array Of Other Scholars, Entman And Rojecki Present A Great Deal Of Provocative Data Showing A General Tendency To Devalue Blacks Or Force Them Into Stock Categories Ben Yagoda, New LeaderWinner Of The Frank Luther Mott Award For Best Book In Mass Communication And The Robert E Lane Award For Best Book In Political Psychology.

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10 thoughts on “The Black Image in the White Mind

  1. Maria Arseniuk says:

    A necessary read for anyone interested in critical race theory and popular culture media.

  2. Bernard Dillard says:

    Not a beach read at all Will require your full attention to get through the statistics presented as they related to the theses Once the major premise was stated, it kept being repeated under different guises, which is not necessarily bad It felt like reading a research paper or term paper I appre...

  3. Marcie Hill says:

    I think it was a good read It enlightened me on media stereotypes, on how decisions are made, on how the media influences all aspects of our lives including racial relations After reading this book, it is easy to understand why people are judged b...

  4. MM says:

    I m revisiting this one to use in class a solid analysis of race and US media and useful contribution to nuanced discussions of representation though if you tire of statistical analysis this one might tire you as well.