Color of Rape Gender and Race in Television"s Public Spheres by Sujata Moorti

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Published by State University of New York Press .

Written in English

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  • Crime & criminology,
  • Media studies,
  • Popular culture,
  • Women"s studies,
  • United States,
  • Popular Culture - General,
  • Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - General,
  • Contemporary Issues In Mass Communication,
  • Offenses Against Women,
  • Rape,
  • Current Affairs,
  • Ethnic Issues,
  • Performing Arts/Dance,
  • Gender Studies,
  • Criminology,
  • Television - History & Criticism,
  • Press coverage,
  • Rape on television,
  • Mass Media,
  • African Americans on televisio,
  • African Americans on television

Book details

The Physical Object
Number of Pages1119
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7802612M
ISBN 10079145133X
ISBN 109780791451335

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Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prize winning novel The Color Purple is a tale of personal empowerment which opens with a protagonist Celie who is at the bottom of America's social caste. A poor, black, ugly and uneducated female in the America's Jim Crow South in the first half of the 20th century, she is the victim of constant rape, violence and misogynistic verbal abuse.5/5(4).

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Law' and the talk shows: 'Oprah' and 'Donahue'. She provides an incisive study of the problems of sexism, racism and 'color blindness' in representing rape.5/5(1). Ruth's past was very painful to her, and she wanted to forget about it.

She was born to a family of Orthodox Jews in Poland, but when she left Virginia to marry her husband, a Christian black man. First of all, Morrison uses lack of spacing to show how Pecola’s rape is due to society when the author starts the book off with the “Dick and Jane” book.

In the ’s the children's book “Dick and Jane” had placed the white man’s lifestyle on society, showing how a “perfect” life should be with your family. Challenged at the Brentwood, TN Middle School () because the book contains “profanity” and “contains adult themes such as sexual intercourse, rape, and incest.” The complainants also contend that the book’s use of racial slurs promotes “racial hatred, racial division, racial separation, and promotes white supremacy.”.

Nettie Timeline and Summary. BACK; NEXT ; Nettie has a boyfriend, Mr.__, but Pa refuses to let them get married. Instead, Celie marries him. Nettie stays with Celie and Mr.__ when she realizes what a horrible man Pa is.

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