Black Like You: Blackface, Whiteface, Insult & Imitation in American Popular Culture. Front Cover. John Strausbaugh. Jeremy P. Tarcher/Penguin, John Strausbaugh examines this phenomenon in Black Like You: Blackface, Whiteface, Insult & Imitation in American Popular Culture, a book. BLACK LIKE YOU. Blackface, Whiteface, Insult & Imitation in American Popular Culture. By John Strausbaugh. Tarcher/Penguin. pp.
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Overall it was good. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. The power of blackface to engender mortification and rage in Americans to this day is reason enough to examine what it tells us about our culture and ourselves.
May 15, Rishaun Deveraux added it. But over all this is pretty progressive stuff, although clearly he tosses cultural bombs with glee, which is dangerous when dealing with an oppressed people, Yea I know this makes no sense, but hey it was a complicated read. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book.
White people feel threatened by the idea of a black community with black leaders so they first created Blackface to portray the black man in a way that bblack easy to ridicule. Africans on Display 3. In the first chapter, he condemns both “nativist” and “multiculturalist” views as gross misunderstandings of American cultural development.
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Roxy Macdonald rated it liked it Aug 11, The remainder of the book deals with various topics related to black and white relations. Liquor is self-proclaimed “ignunt” but really a woman with few of the opportunities of Betty Butterfield doing the best she can in an unforgiving world.
Strangely, he doesn’t ruminate on the effects that mocking imitation might have on its audiences. They were shown these images everyday, they were encouraged to create these images, this was powerful propaganda. I was so embarrassed when I found out that the Beatles’ version was the original.
Like I said overall it is a good book but he goes a little too far in trying to be pc. He also claims that we borrow, we don’t steal ala Elvis and Eminemfrom one another to create a unique “American culture. Utopia does not seem possible in the picture of the world Strausbauyh presents.
Black Like You is an erudite and entertaining exploration of race relations in American popular culture.
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Black Like You : Blackface, Whiteface, Insult and Imitation in American Popular Culture
From Race Movies to White Chicks 8. It has made a great addition to my library, and I am glad it bblack my eye in the bookstore.