Santería in New York City

Santería in New York City

Number of page: 110
Author: Steven Gregory
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
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Category: History

Providing new insight into debates over race and representation in the media, this ethnographic study explores the ways in which African Americans are depicted in television situation comedies and the meanings that African American audiences assign to such representations. The author ponders the reasons why blacks are relegated to comedy, and explores audiences’ perspectives on a variety of issues, including how blackness is defined through television, the impact of stereotyping on societal perceptions, and the positive side of comedies.

About The Author

Steven Gregory is Professor of Anthropology and African-American Studies at Columbia University. He is the author of "Santer""i""a in New York City: A Study in Cultural Resistance" and" Black Corona: Race and the Politics of Place in an Urban Community". He coedited "Race" with Roger Sanjek.