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Racial Metaphors: Interpreting Sex and AIDS in Africa

Eileen Stillwaggon

in AIDS and the Ecology of Poverty

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195169270
eISBN:
9780199783427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195169271.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter examines Western preconceptions regarding African sexuality that distorted early research on the social context of AIDS in Africa and continue to limit the scope of preventive policies. ... More


“Because I’m Blasian”: Tiger Woods, Scandal, and Protecting the Blasian Brand

Myra S. Washington

in Blasian Invasion: Racial Mixing in the Celebrity Industrial Complex

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496814227
eISBN:
9781496814265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496814227.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter deconstructs the rhetoric around Tiger Woods during the scandal regarding his extramarital affairs. Though Woods had been able to use his mixed race identity to market himself more ... More


From Kubrick’s Political Icon to Television Sex Symbol

Nuno Simões Rodrigues (ed.)

in STARZ Spartacus: Reimagining an Icon on Screen

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474407847
eISBN:
9781474430982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474407847.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter starts from the iconic 1960 Stanley Kubrick film version of Spartacus and it compares it with the other version to demonstrate how in the Kubrick version the political and ideological ... More


Mainstreaming Latina Identity: Culture-Blind and Colorblind Themes in Viewer Interpretations of Ugly Betty

Philip A. Kretsedemas

in The Colorblind Screen: Television in Post-Racial America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479809769
eISBN:
9781479893331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479809769.003.0012
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter uses audience studies and focus groups to examine viewers' ability and willingness to decode racial subtexts in Ugly Betty. The findings suggest that while audiences do react positively ... More


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