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White on Black - Images of Africa and Blacks in Western Popular Culture (Paperback, New Ed) Loot Price: R893
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White on Black - Images of Africa and Blacks in Western Popular Culture (Paperback, New Ed)

Jan Nederveen Pieterse

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"White on Black" is a history of the development of stereotypes of black people in Europe and America from the late-18th century. Its purpose is to show the pervasiveness of prejudice against blacks throughout the Western world as expressed in stock-in-trade racist imagery and pariah caricatures. Its effects, using a range of powerful illustrations, is to tease out the hidden assumptions of even those who view themselves as unprejudiced.;The book looks chronologically at "Europe's Africa", from medieval perceptions, through slavery and abolition to the explorers, settlers and missionaries of the colonial period. It also examines the persistence of stereotypical representations in the multicultural societies of today, and in their relations with Africa.;Jan Nederveen Pieterse reveals the key images by which Blacks have been depicted in the West - as servants, entertainers, and athletes, and as popular types such as Sambo and Uncle Tom in the US, Golliwog in Britain, Bamboula in France and Black Peter in the Netherlands. He looks at conventional portrayals of Blacks in the nursery, in the area of sexuality, in commerce and advertising and analyzes the conceptual roots of the stereoty

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Imprint: Yale University Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 1995
First published: February 1995
Authors: Jan Nederveen Pieterse
Dimensions: 241 x 175 x 13mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 259
Edition: New Ed
ISBN-13: 978-0-300-06311-0
Barcode: 9780300063110
Categories: Promotions
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Ethnic studies > Black studies
Books > Reference & Interdisciplinary > Interdisciplinary studies > Cultural studies
Books > Reference & Interdisciplinary > Interdisciplinary studies > Cultural studies > General
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects > Social & cultural history
Books > History > History of specific subjects > Social & cultural history
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social issues > Equal opportunities
LSN: 0-300-06311-3

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