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Description - Revolution Televised by Christine Acham

Establishes the influence of the Black Power movement on black television of the 1960s and 1970s. After a decade long hiatus, African Americans began appearing regularly on television in the 1960s. During the next ten years, shows with African American casts became more common; some, like "Sanford and Son" and "Good Times", were hits with both black and white audiences. Yet many within the black community criticize these programs for perpetuating demeaning stereotypes and hampering the political progress of African Americans. Christine Acham offers a more complex reading of this period in television history, deftly illustrating how black actors operated within the constraints of the television industry to resist and ultimately shape the mass media's portrayal of African American life.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780816644322
ISBN-10: 0816644322
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 149mm x 14mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: University of Minnesota Press
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Publish Date: 15-Oct-2005
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Christine Acham

Christine Acham is assistant professor in African American and African studies at the University of California, Davis.