Race  (tagged articles)

The keyword Race is tagged in the following 21 articles.

This study explored how news organizations presented the Ferguson, Missouri, story in comparison with a similar Rodney King incident that happened two decades ago. The purpose of this study was to analyze if and how the mainstream news media have progressed in covering... Read Article »
2015, Vol. 7 No. 05 - 2750 words | Literature » American Literature
In the first scene of The Road (2006), Cormac McCarthy encapsulates the bleak psychology of his post-apocalyptic novel with a metaphor of blindness that symbolically translates the confusion and hopelessness of his desolate world. In a normal setting, the father&rsquo... Read Article »
2015, Vol. 7 No. 04 - 3011 words | Visual Art » Contemporary Art
"Rashid Johnson: Message to Our Folks" was a solo exhibition on view at the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum from September 20, 2013 to January 6, 2014. The gestural painting Antibiotic (pictured below) differed from neighboring works because of its massive size,... Read Article »
2015, Vol. 7 No. 03 - 3286 words | Communication Studies » Television
Beyond merely claiming to represent 'reality,' reality television shows also inherently operate as “powerful ideological source[s] containing multiple sites of meaning... that help viewers to make sense of their social, political, economic and cultural worlds... Read Article »
2015, Vol. 7 No. 02 - 1468 words | African-American Studies » Black History
During World War II, the black press and several prominent black leaders called for a “Double V” victory against fascism abroad and against Jim Crow at home. With such a slogan, many historians regarded this campaign as the groundwork for the black revolts... Read Article »
2015, Vol. 7 No. 02 - 7874 words | Political Science » Politics Of Race
The presidential campaign of Barack Obama was met with enthusiasm and controversy. If you were alive and cognizant at the time, you understood the importance and historic value of the 2008 election no matter your position. Barack Obama, the Hawaii-born Senator representing... Read Article »
Discussions, 2014, Vol. 10 No. 1 - 2912 words | Sociology » Marxism
The persistence of racism within the working class is a fundamental problem for any Marxist analysis of Race, and there have been several attempts to solve this problem within the Marxist tradition. Most traditional understandings, however, turn out to be theoretically... Read Article »
Discussions, 2012, Vol. 8 No. 2 - 4123 words | Psychology » Ptsd
The current study discusses social support systems and the ways in which they impact persons diagnosed with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This study analyzes three different variables (Race/ethnicity, gender, and trauma type) in a group of 200 adults diagnosed... Read Article »
2013, Vol. 5 No. 10 - 7633 words | Literature » American Literature
Critics often ignore transracial adoption as a literary theme in both Catharine Sedgwick’s Hope Leslie; Or, Early Times in Massachusetts (1827) and Helen Hunt Jackson’s Ramona, A Story (1884), as these two texts’ portrayals of the occurrence are often... Read Article »
2013, Vol. 5 No. 08 - 3256 words | History » Slavery
There is ample evidence of sexual relations, from rapes to what appear to be relatively symbiotic romantic partnerships, between white slave masters and black women in the Antebellum South. Much rarer were sexual relations between white women and black slave men, yet... Read Article »
2013, Vol. 5 No. 03 - 3168 words | Communication Studies » Social Theory
This essay examines the first black winner in 2012 on Idols SA, Khaya Mthethwa (Appendix 1), the TV format of the Idol brand, and the social construction of racialized vision in the context of South Africa as a post-colonial nation from a visual culture perspective... Read Article »
2013, Vol. 5 No. 02 - 2572 words | Education » Diversity
From elite universities’ admissions publications and demographic data, an otherwise uninformed observer might conclude that Race is now a problem of the past.[1] And because these institutions are considered to be ‘gatekeepers’ of economic mobility... Read Article »
2012, Vol. 4 No. 08 - 3662 words | Literature » Modernism
Confined to prison following her inability to pay a five-pound fine, Selina Davis situates herself outside a traditional system. She plays the role of “other” in interactions of Race, class, and gender. Her narrative perspective drives Jean Rhys’... Read Article »
2012, Vol. 4 No. 08 - 2807 words | African-American Studies » Race Relations
An exhibition entitled “The Quilts of Gee’s Bend” opened at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York in November, 2002 (McGee), bringing worldwide attention to a secluded hamlet in a curve of the Alabama River. Unbeknownst to many of the admirers... Read Article »
2012, Vol. 4 No. 07 - 3957 words | Communication Studies » Television
“Reality television” programs attempt to portray normal people in everyday situations. In recent years, the genre has boomed and essentially changed the landscape of television networks.[1] As reality programming continues to dominate television ratings... Read Article »
2011, Vol. 3 No. 10 - 3306 words | African-American Studies » African-american Literature
Domestic fiction reigned in women’s literature during the nineteenth-century. These narratives defined ”True Womanhood,” where the female exemplified four pillars: piety, purity, domesticity, and submissiveness. They are meant to reject the public... Read Article »
2011, Vol. 3 No. 03 - 1374 words | Political Science » Identity
As many cultural studies theorists have noted, identity is problematic (Hall, 1989; Ang, 2001; Brah, 1996). It is ambiguous because it is in a constant state of negotiation and interpretation: ever changing, always contested, sometimes contradictory, and continuously... Read Article »
2011, Vol. 3 No. 03 - 8042 words | Political Science » South Africa
Violence undermines an inclusive national identity that considers those of other Races, classes and creeds as compatriots, for as Mirowsky and Ross (1983: 238) note, “When other people in one’s life have become a hostile army, social alienation is at its... Read Article »
2010, Vol. 2 No. 01 - 2986 words | Education » Oppression
Oppression tends to exist in compartmentalized, clearly labeled categories of Race, social class, gender, or sexual preference. While these rigidly defined categories may have been applied to allow for rational discussion of problems and solutions, the truth is that... Read Article »
2009, Vol. 1 No. 11 - 2803 words | Literature » Beloved
A character in Toni Morrison's Beloved whose crucial importance to both the plot and thematic intent of the book is Stamp Paid. He is a character with limited space devoted to him, but whose every action is a catalyst for the book as a whole. He is a highly admirable... Read Article »
2009, Vol. 1 No. 11 - 5143 words | African-American Studies » Discrimination
Within the cultural framework of America, the systemic structure is characterized by White male patriarchy that allows for Black males to have the ability to negotiate the way in which they have been socialized and institutionalized to think, act, and behave because... Read Article »

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