Organized as a textbook, Black and White Media provides an historically informed and up–to–date analysis of the ways in which black communities have been portrayed in film and television, from early Hollywood films like Uncle Tom′s Cabin to the recent work of black film makers like Spike Lee. Ross examines popular TV programming, including series like The Cosby Show, and discusses the role of minority broadcasting and multicultural programmes. Throughout the text, examples are drawn from both American and British film and television production.
Part I: Film:.
1. Down and Out in Beverley Hills: Black Portraits and the White Imagination.
2. Black Fights Back Part I: Black Filmmakers and Strategies of Opposition in Britain.
3. Black Fights Back Part II: Black Filmmaking and Strategies of Opposition in America.
Part II: Television: .
4. Small but Imperfectly Formed: Small Screen Portraits of Otherness.
5. Minority Interests: British Television and the Multicultural Agenda.
Part III: Film and Television:.
6. Reading Black Media.
7. Twenty–First Century Blues.
Index of Films.
Index of TV Programmes.
"Karen Ross has written a most valuable and acutely observed book which should be required reading in all media institutions." Louis Danner–Mahoney, Vice–President, Equity, and Chair, Afro–Asian Committee