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Author Miles, Ramona
Title Single Black Mothers on Television
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Descript 107 p
Note Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 49-04, page: 2099
Adviser: Maureen Nappi
Thesis (M.A.)--Long Island University, The Brooklyn Center, 2011
The negative images shown on American television about single black mothers is a reflection of this (unfortunately) growing epidemic in the many black communities. There are very few sitcoms on American television that present positive images of single black mothers rising above their struggles of raising a child (or children) and diminishing stereotypes such as finishing high school (and pursuing higher education). My thesis will discuss the ways single black mothers on television have diminished these stereotypes and became positive role models by analyzing a number of benchmark television shows, and asserts that the change towards presenting more positive role models can be attributed to several social and political factors: the Civil Rights and feminist movements of the 1970's, the so-called "Oprah effect," more black woman getting a college education, more black women in the media and progressive social consciousness
School code: 0198
Host Item Masters Abstracts International 49-04
Subject Baltic Studies
Alt Author Long Island University, The Brooklyn Center
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