This book gave me some more ammo to discuss and think about, as far as the television landscape and their relationship with Black and Latino TV shows.
Color by Fox - Hardcover - Kristal Brent Zook - Oxford University Press
But be forewarned, if you don't have a good vocabulary or you're not that educated, a lot of the sentences in this book will go over your head. People don't like the truth.
And a lot of people in the media and general public including some of you Amazon customers who reviewed and bought this book had a problem with this book back in and now, but this book was sorely needed. This book is old , but a lot of stuff she mentioned in this book rings true today. Like in the Conclusion part of the book, she said that a lot of African American TV fare will end up on cable networks and on the Internet.
Zook sure was right. Blacks are way more represented on basic cable and the Internet than on network TV, and it's !!!
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In closing, if you want to know about Blacks and Latinos' struggles to find a place on FOX and network TV in the s, then this is the book for you. One person found this helpful. This is a seriously important book. Zook argues and illustrates how these shows were built off a Black autobiographical tradition of Black writers, producers, and actors.
As I remember watching the shows, they often dealt with intraracial group issues that though not always easily understood by white viewers were nevertheless both entertaining and culturally important to Black viewers. I'm not sure if there are similiar or better works published that deal with Zook's claims and analysis. Many of the shows listed above delt with complicated issues of race, class, and gender surely not found in mainstream shows.
In her analysis, she explores four common traits that reappear in these shows: Probably at no other time or in the near future will we see Black representation as culturally sensistive as it was during the time these shows were cast on Fox. It's important that we use these shows as case studies for the future of Black representation in the media. I would love to dialogue with others who choose to read this book. Write me not at the above address, but at BChavanu excite.
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Incorporating interviews with such prominent executives, producers, and stars as Keenan Ivory Wayans, Sinbad, Quincy Jones, Robert Townsend, Charles Dutton, Yvette Lee Bowser, Ralph Farquhar, and Susan Fales, this study looks at both production and reception among African-American viewers, providing nuanced readings of the shows themselves as well as the sociopolitical contexts in which they emerged.
Color by Fox
While black TV during this period may seem trivial or buffoonish to some, Sly as a Fox reveals its deep-rooted ties to African-American protest literature and autobiography, and a desire for social transformation. Nielsen Book Data Subject African Americans on television African Americans in television broadcasting. Publication date Series W.