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Watching Race: Television and the Struggle for "Blackness" Hardcover – August 1, 1995


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  • Hardcover: 201 pages
  • Publisher: University of Minnesota Press; First Edition edition (August 1, 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0816622507
  • ISBN-13: 978-0816622504
  • Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 6.3 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,013,492 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 19, 1997
Format: Hardcover
A professor assigned this book in my sociology class. Gray offers truthful and sobering ideas about blackness as defined by American media. He spoons out aspects of our favorite tv programs we may not want to swallow...but we need a taste of this medicine. We need to be aware. Have you ever really thought about the impact of In Living Color and Family Matters on your self-perception? You might pull your kids from in front of the tv set after reading this book. Though the author overlaps himself with words as he tries to explain in true sociologist form (it's very annoying sometimes), the underlying message is clear--we need more more critical discourse about images of blackness in our society. I'm taking off points for wordiness.
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