© 1999 – Routledge
366 pages | 10 Color Illus.
Providing new insight into key debates over race and representation in the media, this ethnographic study explores the ways in which African Americans have been depicted in Black situation comedies-from 1950's Beulah to contemporary series like Martin and Living Single.
"For those who are interested in this area of race and media the book offers substantial information and documentation about the development of black television sitcoms and the kind of potential readings that take place among African American viewers." -- Venise Berry, Ethnic and Racial Studies