By Ellis Cashmore
The most dear product those celebrities promote, in keeping with Cashmore, is a specific notion of the USA: as a kingdom the place racism has been - if no longer banished - rendered insignificant. Jargon-free yet with scholarly realization to idea, facts and common sense, it is a riveting account of up to date American society, from the minstrel exhibits of the 19th century, throughout the Hollywood movie of the Thirties, to modern hip-hop culture.
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Beyond Black: Celebrity and Race in Obama's America by Ellis Cashmore