Images of Blacks in American Culture: A Reference Guide to Information Sources by Jessie Carney SmithImages of Blacks in American Culture: A Reference Guide to Information Sources by Jessie Carney Smith

Images of Blacks in American Culture: A Reference Guide to Information Sources

EditorJessie Carney Smith

Hardcover | June 1, 1988

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"The 10 essays here explore the images of blacks in historical contemporary American culture. Negative and stereotypical images of blacks have been deeply embedded in our art, music, literature, film, theater, and other forms of expression. On the other hand, as the preface states, black artists and others have also celebrated images of strength, beauty, and achievement.' Reflecting the complexity of the relationship between the races, these two elements are often intertwined. This reference work explores these images, both positive and negative, and their historical development and impact on both black and American culture. . . . Its unique qualities are the discussions and sources for studying and understanding those artifacts as well as the provision of a historical perspective on the images." Reference Books Bulletin
Title:Images of Blacks in American Culture: A Reference Guide to Information SourcesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:407 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:June 1, 1988Publisher:GREENWOOD PRESS INC.

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ISBN - 10:0313248443

ISBN - 13:9780313248443

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?Each chapter of this handbook is written by a specialist and presents a survey and a bibliography of the topic. American culture' ranges from the musical theater, the film and television industry to toys, games, and dolls, children's books, the images of the black female and the black male. Sports are omitted. The last chapter is devoted to collecting black Americana. The surveys are well written, informative, and most are presented by historical period. But it is the bibliography portion which will be of most help in reference libraries. Some are very extensive, e.g., the bibliography for the chapters on Literary criticism and black imagery' covers criticism since 1966 divided by genre including slave narratives, themes, and then individual authors. The film and television section gives filmographies, and screen credits and studies of black actors and actresses. The Black Americana resources and collections' chapter includes a select list of galleries, museums, historical societies, libraries, private collectors, dealers, clubs, shows, etc. . . . This volume will prove of great value to any library which has black studies collection and programs.??College & Research Libraries