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    Macalester College
  Feb 20, 2018
College Catalog 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

AMST 354 - Blackness in the Media

Cross-Listed as MCST 354 
This course examines mainstream and alternative systems of African American representation in the media from the 1820s to the 1960s, including race records, race movies, the Black press, Black video, and Black appeal radio. It also examines the way Blackness is constructed in the media today, including the role of new media (such as cable and the Internet); new corporate formations (such as FOX, UPN, and BET), and new forms of representation (such as representations that reject the Black-White binary). Prerequisite(s): One of the following: an introduction to African American Studies course, or MCST 110 - Texts and Power: Foundations of Media and Cultural Studies  or permission of instructor. Every year. (4 Credits)