CAAS 487 - Communication Media in the Black World: Electronic Media
Section: 001 African Americans in Popular Culture
Term: WN 2010
Subject: Afroamerican and African Studies (CAAS)
Department: LSA Afroamerican and African Studies
Credits:
3
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
CAAS 201.
Other Course Info:
(African-American Studies).
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course draws upon diverse literatures as a blue print to the construction of Black identity in (mediated) popular culture. We will delve into debates of race, representation, and participation by examining how African American life and culture — "Blackness" — is presented in popular media outlets. By the course's end, we will be able to answer the questions: "What is Blackness," "How is Blackness formed, maintained, and represented in media," and "How does media inform personal displays of Black identity?"

CAAS 487 - Communication Media in the Black World: Electronic Media
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
P
46160
Open
0
 
-
M 4:00PM - 7:00PM
Note: Meets with Comm 478.005
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Note:
Purchase the least expensive paperback versions of these books you can find. The Squires book was just published, so there will likely be no used books. However, I have found used copies of the Boyd and Hurston book for as little as $3-$5!
ISBN: 0061120065
Their eyes were watching God, Author: Zora Neale Hurston ; with a foreword by Edwidge Danticat and an afterword by Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Publisher: HarperCollins 1st Harper 2006
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 0253211050
Am I Black enough for you? : Popular culture from the 'Hood and beyond, Author: Todd Boyd., Publisher: Indiana University Press 5. pr. 2003
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 9780745640365
African Americans and the media, Author: by Catherine Squires., Publisher: Polity 2009
Required
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