Girlfriends : the (in)visbility of black women on television

dc.contributor.advisorFuller, Jenniferen
dc.contributor.committeeMemberWilkins, Karenen
dc.creatorHarrison, Dominique Victoriaen
dc.date.accessioned2010-11-08T22:35:52Zen
dc.date.available2010-11-08T22:35:52Zen
dc.date.available2010-11-08T22:35:57Zen
dc.date.issued2010-08en
dc.date.submittedAugust 2010en
dc.date.updated2010-11-08T22:35:57Zen
dc.descriptiontexten
dc.description.abstractWhile Black women are more visible in media and popular culture today, the range of their visibility remains narrow and in continuation within the dominant ideology concerning Black women within the U.S. The images that are presented discourage a full understanding of the conditions of the Black female experience and the ways these women are socially constituted within it (Newton & Rosenfelt 1985). This paper examines how the images of Black women are contradictory to the depressed socioeconomic status of Black women, how the show Girlfriends works to move beyond these images by expressing moments of the lived experience of Black women, and how Black women recognize their position within the oppressive institutional forces of the U.S. by negotiating their representations.en
dc.description.departmentRadio-Television-Filmen
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/ETD-UT-2010-08-1485en
dc.language.isoengen
dc.subjectBlack womenen
dc.subjectTelevision studiesen
dc.subjectRepresentationen
dc.subjectPopular cultureen
dc.titleGirlfriends : the (in)visbility of black women on televisionen
dc.type.genrethesisen
thesis.degree.departmentRadio-Television-Filmen
thesis.degree.disciplineRadio-Television-Filmen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Texas at Austinen
thesis.degree.levelMastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Artsen

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