By Carol Magee
In the yankee international, the presence of African tradition is typically totally embodied and occasionally leaves just a hint. Africa within the American mind's eye: pop culture, Racialized Identities, and African visible Culture explores this presence, reading Mattel's global of Barbie, the 1996 Sports Illustrated suit factor, and Disney global, each one of which repackages African visible tradition for shoppers. simply because those cultural icons permeate American lifestyles, they signify the wider U.S. tradition and its courting to African tradition. This learn integrates techniques from paintings background and visible tradition stories with these from tradition, race, and pop culture experiences to research this interchange. significant threads weave all through. One analyzes how the presentation of African visible tradition in those pop culture varieties conceptualizes Africa for the yankee public. the opposite investigates the best way the makes use of of African visible tradition focuses America's personal self-awareness, relatively round black and white racialized identities.
In exploring the a number of meanings that "Africa" has in American pop culture, Africa within the American Imagination argues that those cultural items include a number of views and make contact with a number of sociopolitical contexts: the chilly struggle, Civil Rights, and modern eras of the USA; the apartheid and postapartheid eras of South Africa; the colonial and postcolonial eras of Ghana; and the eu period of African colonization.
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Africa in the American Imagination: Popular Culture, Radicalized Identities, and African Visual Culture by Carol Magee