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Explaining Black Descriptive Representation in State Legislatures

Christopher J. Clark

in Gaining Voice: The Causes and Consequences of Black Representation in the American States

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780190933562
eISBN:
9780190933593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190933562.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, Democratization

Diversity in representative bodies is important to political scientists, with many focusing on the presence of African Americans in legislatures. This chapter examines black seat share and the black ... More


Descriptive Representation and Black Political Involvement

Christopher J. Clark and Ray Block

in Gaining Voice: The Causes and Consequences of Black Representation in the American States

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780190933562
eISBN:
9780190933593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190933562.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, Democratization

A healthy representative democracy requires that citizens be politically involved, and it is especially important to consider the political involvement of groups that are marginalized, such as ... More


Descriptive Representation and Black Public Opinion Toward Electoral Reforms

Christopher J. Clark

in Gaining Voice: The Causes and Consequences of Black Representation in the American States

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780190933562
eISBN:
9780190933593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190933562.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, Democratization

Given the difficulties blacks experience exercising their right to vote, it seems that African Americans would uniformly support laws that make it easier for people to vote (progressive electoral ... More


Conclusion

Christopher J. Clark

in Gaining Voice: The Causes and Consequences of Black Representation in the American States

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780190933562
eISBN:
9780190933593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190933562.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, Democratization

This book has focused on African American state legislators through the lens of descriptive representation. Throughout the book, descriptive representation has been referred to as gaining voice, a ... More


Black Faces

Carolyn Finney

in Black Faces, White Spaces: Reimagining the Relationship of African Americans to the Great Outdoors

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781469614489
eISBN:
9781469614502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469614489.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter explores how the paucity of visual and textual representation of African Americans in popular media, the National Parks, and environmental education perpetuates their invisibility in ... More


Black British drama, losses and gains: the case of Shoot the Messenger

Sarita Malik

in Adjusting the Contrast: British Television and Constructs of Race

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781526100986
eISBN:
9781526132185
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526100986.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter contributes to the debates around television drama and black representation that are presented in this book collection. It focuses on Shoot the Messenger (STM) (BBC2, 2006), which was ... More


Introduction

Carolyn Finney

in Black Faces, White Spaces: Reimagining the Relationship of African Americans to the Great Outdoors

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781469614489
eISBN:
9781469614502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469614489.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of African Americans' lack of representation in the environmental movement. It then sets out the book's purpose, which is to bring together key ... More


From Jim Crow to Jay-Z: Race, Rap, and the Performance of Masculinity

Miles White

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036620
eISBN:
9780252093678
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036620.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This multilayered study of the representation of black masculinity in musical and cultural performance takes aim at the reduction of African American male culture to stereotypes of deviance, ... More


Conclusion

Alvin B. Tillery

in Between Homeland and Motherland: Africa, U.S. Foreign Policy, and Black Leadership in America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801448973
eISBN:
9780801461019
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801448973.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

This concluding chapter evaluates the contributions of the strategic behavior model of black elite activism in the U.S. foreign policymaking arena. As this book illustrates, black leaders often take ... More


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