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By Carol Magee

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ISBN-13: 9781617031526

In the yank global, the presence of African tradition is typically absolutely embodied and infrequently leaves just a hint. Africa within the American mind's eye: pop culture, Racialized Identities, and African visible Culture explores this presence, analyzing Mattel's global of Barbie, the 1996 Sports Illustrated suit factor, and Disney international, every one of which repackages African visible tradition for shoppers. simply because those cultural icons permeate American existence, they signify the wider U.S. tradition and its dating to African tradition. This research integrates techniques from paintings background and visible tradition reviews with these from tradition, race, and pop culture reports to research this interchange. significant threads weave all through. One analyzes how the presentation of African visible tradition in those pop culture varieties conceptualizes Africa for the yankee public. the opposite investigates the best way the makes use of of African visible tradition focuses America's personal self-awareness, fairly round black and white racialized identities.

In exploring the a number of meanings that "Africa" has in American pop culture, Africa within the American Imagination argues that those cultural items include a number of views and contact a variety of sociopolitical contexts: the chilly struggle, Civil Rights, and modern eras of the us; the apartheid and postapartheid eras of South Africa; the colonial and postcolonial eras of Ghana; and the eu period of African colonization.

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