Ceramic Uncles & Celluloid Mammies: Black Images and Their Influence on Culture (Paperback)
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Exploring white American popular culture of the past century and a half, Turner details subtle and not-so-subtle negative tropes and images of black people, from Uncle Tom and Aunt Jemima to jokes about Michael Jackson and Jesse Jackson. She feels that far too little has changed in terms of white stereotyping and its negative effects.
About the Author
Patricia A. Turner, Professor of Rhetoric and Folklore in the Department of African American and African Studies at the University of California, Davis, is the author of I Heard It through the Grapevine: Rumor in African-American Culture and coauthor of Whispers on the Color Line: Rumor and Race in America.