Download PDF by Ellis Cashmore: Beyond Black: Celebrity and Race in Obama's America

By Ellis Cashmore

Beyond Black is Ellis Cashmore's compelling appraisal of the effect of black celebrities at the cultural panorama of latest the USA. in recent times a brand new number of African American famous person has emerged: acquisitive, bold, flamboyantly profitable and individualistic - extra attracted to channelling their strength into profession improvement than into the political struggles that lively a few of their predecessors. invoice Cosby and Oprah Winfrey have been early examples; present A-listers contain Beyoncé and Tiger Woods.

The most beneficial product those celebrities promote, in keeping with Cashmore, is a selected perception of the USA: as a kingdom the place racism has been - if no longer banished - rendered insignificant. Jargon-free yet with scholarly realization to idea, facts and good judgment, it is a riveting account of up to date American society, from the minstrel exhibits of the 19th century, throughout the Hollywood movie of the Thirties, to modern day hip-hop culture.

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