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By Ellis Cashmore

ISBN-10: 1780931492

ISBN-13: 9781780931494

ISBN-10: 1780938578

ISBN-13: 9781780938578

Beyond Black is Ellis Cashmore's compelling appraisal of the effect of black celebrities at the cultural panorama of up to date the US. lately a brand new number of African American superstar has emerged: acquisitive, formidable, flamboyantly winning and individualistic - extra attracted to channelling their strength into profession improvement than into the political struggles that lively a few of their predecessors. invoice Cosby and Oprah Winfrey have been early examples; present A-listers comprise Beyoncé and Tiger Woods.

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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