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What Movies Teach about Race

Exceptionalism, Erasure, and Entitlement

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What Movies Teach about Race by Roslyn M. Satchel
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What Movies Teach About Race: Exceptionalism, Erasure, & Entitlement reveals the way that media frames in entertainment content persuade audiences to see themselves and others through a prescriptive lens that favors whiteness. These media representations threaten democracy as conglomeration and convergence concentrate the media's global influence in the hands of a few corporations. By linking film's political economy with the movie content in the most influential films, this critical discourse study uncovers the socially-shared cognitive structures that the movie industry passes down from one generation to another. Roslyn M. Satchel encourages media literacy and proposes an entertainment media cascading network activation theory that uncovers racialized rhetoric in media content that cyclically begins in historic ideologies, influences elite discourse, embeds in media systems, produces media frames and representations, shapes public opinion, and then is recycled and perpetuated generationally.

Author Biography

Roslyn Satchel is assistant professor of communication and Seaver Fellow at Pepperdine University.
Release date NZ
August 31st, 2018
Pages
186
Illustrations
9 Tables, unspecified; 1 Illustrations, black and white
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
Lexington Books
ISBN-13
9781498531832
Product ID
28054592

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