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More Black Athletes in the Media

More Black Athletes in the Media

by Michael A. Banks, PhD

About The Book

Originally published as a dissertation in 1993, this revised edition of “Black Athletes in the Media” is sociohistorical documentation of trends in the characterization of black athletes in the news media. This study seeks to demonstrate and explain the ambiguity and dilemma of black acceptance in the American ideal with respect to black sporting achievements over the Twentieth Century. The evolution of black stereotypes, depictions and generalizations are traced and exposed in contemporary media. With respect to the media as the foremost propagator of the racial stereotype, it has the ability to shape, influence and arouse public opinion through the manipulation of controversial events. As a result, social imagination is thus enhanced by this authority and “keeper” of social values. The major attention is given to black and ethnic athletes by the media represents and reflects a consistent pattern of racial assessments and stereotypical journalistic attitudes.
Publication date July 27,2021
Language English
ISBN 978-1-63871-372-2 (Paperback)
978-1-63871-373-9 (Hardback)
978-1-63871-374-6 (E-BOOK)
Pages 328
Interior Color Black and White
Book Size 6x9


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