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作者 Magee, Carol
書名 Africa in the American Imagination : Popular Culture, Radicalized Identities, and African Visual Culture
出版項 Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, 2011
國際標準書號 9781617031533 (electronic bk.)
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說明 1 online resource (242 pages)
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附註 Cover Page -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Dedication -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- 1. Introduction Popular Culture, Racialized Identities, and African Visual Culture -- 2. Race-ing Fantasy The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue in South Africa -- 3. "It's Sort of Like National Geographic Meets Sports Illustrated" -- 4. Fashioning Identities Kente, Nostalgia, and the World of Barbie -- 5. It's a Small, White World -- 6. Africa in Florida Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge -- 7. Refrain Africa in the American Imagination -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
In the American world, the presence of African culture is sometimes fully embodied and sometimes leaves only a trace. Africa in the American Imagination: Popular Culture, Racialized Identities, and African Visual Culture explores this presence, examining Mattel's world of Barbie, the 1996 Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue, and Disney World, each of which repackages African visual culture for consumers. Because these cultural icons permeate American life, they represent the broader U.S. culture and its relationship to African culture. This study integrates approaches from art history and visual culture studies with those from culture, race, and popular culture studies to analyze this interchange. Two major threads weave throughout. One analyzes how the presentation of African visual culture in these popular culture forms conceptualizes Africa for the American public. The other investigates the way the uses of African visual culture focuses America's own self-awareness, particularly around black and white racialized identities.In exploring the multiple meanings that "Africa" has in American popular culture, Africa in the American Imagination argues that these cultural products embody multiple perspectives and speak to various sociopolitical contexts: the Cold War, Civil Rights, and contemporary eras of the United States; the apartheid and postapartheid eras of South Africa; the colonial and postcolonial eras of Ghana; and the European era of African colonization
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
鏈接 Print version: Magee, Carol Africa in the American Imagination : Popular Culture, Radicalized Identities, and African Visual Culture Jackson : University Press of Mississippi,c2011 9781617031526
主題 Popular culture -- United States.;Identity (Philosophical concept);United States -- Civilization -- African influences.;Africa -- In popular culture
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