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G104 -REPRESENTING BLACK WOMEN INPOPULAR CULTURESEPTEMBER 16, 2008
Blackness in Postmodernity:Race and Representation
 
Postmodernity according to Hall
1.
It is ambiguous depending on where you are in the world; the meaningschange, but in terms of pop culture, there is ³always an ambivalentrelationship to European high culture.´ (This would include the art andliterature of the so called ³dead white men.´) This means that meanings are³historically contingent.´
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 A global phenomenon that has ³shifted the terrain of culture toward thepopular´ or culturally dominant which tends to ³decenter or displace´ grandnarratives and old hierarchies.
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Difference is fetishized. Multiculturalism«..
y
Example:
Cosmo
in developing countries««.
Vogue
India
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Is this similar to Collins¶ and Anderson¶s idea of colorblindedness?
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Matched by backlash, ³the aggressive resistance to difference . . .´
‡
Example: Obama as ³race´ and Clinton as ³gender´ candidates. What isMcCain then? (Why isn¶t he the ³age´ candidate? Why isn¶t Palin¶sgendera big deal?)
 
In
Vogue
India magazine, achild from a poor family modeled a Fendibib, whichcosts about $100.

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