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Introduction: African American Television Trade

Timothy Havens

in Black Television Travels: African American Media around the Globe

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814737200
eISBN:
9780814759448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814737200.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This introductory chapter looks at media globalization not as a restrictive or liberating force, but as productive of certain kinds of representational outcomes. In some ways, globalization has ... More


The Worldwide Circulation of Contemporary African American Television

Timothy Havens

in Black Television Travels: African American Media around the Globe

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814737200
eISBN:
9780814759448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814737200.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter focuses on the international circulation of the newer forms of African American television, particularly, how different network organizations and audience configurations create ... More


Roots and the Perils of African American Television Drama in a Global World

Timothy Havens

in Black Television Travels: African American Media around the Globe

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814737200
eISBN:
9780814759448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814737200.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter looks at the miniseries Roots (1977), which became a worldwide sensation. The show's portrayals of blackness, particularly black masculinity, draws on black nationalist and Black Power ... More


Conclusion: Transnational Televisual Aesthetics and Global Discourses of Race

Timothy Havens

in Black Television Travels: African American Media around the Globe

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814737200
eISBN:
9780814759448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814737200.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This concluding chapter explains how the discussions in African American television constitute highly institutionalized exchanges. The book argues that while these are not the most interesting or ... More


Black Television Travels: African American Media around the Globe

Timothy Havens

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814737200
eISBN:
9780814759448
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814737200.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This book explores the globalization of African American television and the way in which foreign markets, programming strategies, and viewer preferences have influenced portrayals of African ... More


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