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Africa in the American Imagination: Popular Culture, Radicalized Identities, and African Visual Culture

Carol Magee

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617031526
eISBN:
9781617031533
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617031526.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

In the American world, the presence of African culture is sometimes fully embodied and sometimes leaves only a trace. This book explores this presence, examining Mattel’s world of Barbie, the 1996 ... More


. Race-ing Fantasy: The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue in South Africa

Carol Magee

in Africa in the American Imagination: Popular Culture, Radicalized Identities, and African Visual Culture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617031526
eISBN:
9781617031533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617031526.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter focuses on the first of three case studies in the investigation of how Africa is imagined through popular culture, namely the case of the 1996 Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. On the ... More


. “It’s Sort of Like National Geographic Meets Sports Illustrated”

Carol Magee

in Africa in the American Imagination: Popular Culture, Radicalized Identities, and African Visual Culture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617031526
eISBN:
9781617031533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617031526.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter further examines the Sports Illustrated case, focusing mainly on two things. The first argument deals mainly with the touristic travel context of the swimsuit issue. This context alone ... More


. Introduction: Popular Culture, Racialized Identities, and African Visual Culture

Carol Magee

in Africa in the American Imagination: Popular Culture, Radicalized Identities, and African Visual Culture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617031526
eISBN:
9781617031533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617031526.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter introduces the intrinsic purpose and aim of the book: the imagining of Africa through popular culture. The book focuses on three case studies, each of which has repackaged African visual ... More


. Fashioning Identities: Kente, Nostalgia, and the World of Barbie

Carol Magee

in Africa in the American Imagination: Popular Culture, Radicalized Identities, and African Visual Culture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617031526
eISBN:
9781617031533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617031526.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter focuses on the second of the three case studies on how Africa is imagined through popular culture, namely, Mattel’s world of Barbie. This chapter first looks at Mattel’s Princess of ... More


. Refrain: Africa in the American Imagination

Carol Magee

in Africa in the American Imagination: Popular Culture, Radicalized Identities, and African Visual Culture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617031526
eISBN:
9781617031533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617031526.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter summarizes the implications and insights that have been explored throughout the book with regard to the way that Disney, Mattel, and Sports Illustrated have incorporated African visual ... More


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