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The Resource Pleasure in the news : African American readership and sexuality in the Black press, Kim Gallon

Pleasure in the news : African American readership and sexuality in the Black press, Kim Gallon

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Pleasure in the news : African American readership and sexuality in the Black press
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Pleasure in the news
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African American readership and sexuality in the Black press
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Kim Gallon
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eng
Summary
"Throughout the twentieth century, the black press (alongside the black church) served as one of the most venerable black institutions. As such a respected site, the black press certainly wielded important influence on the way African Americans viewed sexuality and shaped sexual identities. What happens, then, when we take the sexy, unsavory side of the black newspaper business and look at sensational and tabloid journalism as valuable and worthy source material for understanding the black press and its influence? Kim T. Gallon explores that very question by using sensational news coverage as well as readers's letters to the editor to historicize black sexuality. In doing so, Gallon constructs a history of African American sexuality and modernity predicated on the relationship between the black press and its readers between 1925 and 1950--the vibrant interwar era of jazz journalism, the Great Depression, the Harlem Renaissance, and the New Negro Movement. Gallon demonstrates that sexual discourse in black newspapers highlighted intraracial class and gender tensions that reshaped African Americans' struggles for racial progress and uplift in the early twentieth century. The black press, in this context, served as a public sphere for modern conceptions and discussions about sexuality. Coverage of bathing beauty pageants, divorce trials and sex scandals, interracial romance and male homosexuality coexisted with ideas and representations dedicated to transforming the African American public image into one that could help African American leaders make the case for full citizenship. The simultaneity of sexual images with racial uplift in the black press demonstrated that modern African Americans possessed the capacity to be at once respectable and sexual. To this end, the early twentieth-century black press functioned as more than a simple advocate for social change relative to racial progress. Rather, it embodied core tenets of American modernity and provided a space for African Americans to work out modern class and gender tensions through sexuality"--
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Gallon, Kim T
Dewey number
071.308996073
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN4882.5
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
The new Black studies series
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  • African American newspapers
  • Sex
  • Sex role
  • Press and politics
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / General
  • African American newspapers
  • Press and politics
  • United States
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Pleasure in the news : African American readership and sexuality in the Black press, Kim Gallon
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The Black press and a mass black readership -- Divorce trials and sex scandals -- Bathing beauties and predatory lesbians -- The question of interracial sexual relationships and intermarriage -- Male homosexuality and gender-nonconforming expression -- Epilogue.--
Control code
1141019282
Extent
1 online resource (x, 200 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780252052101
Lccn
2019054549
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • n
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illustrations.
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22573/ctv121sqpj
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remote
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(OCoLC)1141019282
Label
Pleasure in the news : African American readership and sexuality in the Black press, Kim Gallon
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The Black press and a mass black readership -- Divorce trials and sex scandals -- Bathing beauties and predatory lesbians -- The question of interracial sexual relationships and intermarriage -- Male homosexuality and gender-nonconforming expression -- Epilogue.--
Control code
1141019282
Extent
1 online resource (x, 200 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780252052101
Lccn
2019054549
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv121sqpj
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1141019282

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