Africa in the American Imagination
Popular Culture, Racialized Identities, and African Visual Culture
|Publication Date:||Oct 2013|
| Publisher:||University Press of Mississippi|
| Book Format:||Paperback|
|List Price:||USD $30.00|
| Book Description: |
In the American world, the presence of African culture is sometimes fully embodied and sometimes leaves only a trace. Africa in the American Imagination: Popular Culture, Racialized Identities, and African Visual Culture explores this presence, examining Mattel's world of Barbie, the 1996 Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue, and Disney World, each of which repackages African visual culture for consumers. Because these cultural icons permeate American life, they represent...