Tales Of Dark Skinned Women by P-TaylorFrancis


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									Tales Of Dark Skinned Women
Author: Bhattacharyya, Gargi
Author: Gargi Bhattacharyya University of Birmingham.
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Part 1: choosing your "text"; watching telly and reading statistics - the hodge-podge of convincing
argument; where is she from? guessing origins. Part 2: too obvious types - contingent frames, detailed
readings; the model; the newsreader; the sportswoman; the entertainer; does analyzing the popular ever
teach you anything new?

Exploring the way race and gender are portrayed in popular culture, this text focuses on the
representation of black women. It incorporates a discussion of the politics of representation in Britain and
North America, and the shift from negative stereotypes to positive images to postmodern knowingness.
The author pays particular attention to the reach of various race/gender literacies, most notably the
impact of North American racial discourse on British conceptions of Asian and Afro-Caribbean femininity.

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