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Televised Redemption : Black Religious Media and Racial Empowerment / Carolyn Moxley Rouse, John L. Jackson, Jr., Marla F. Frederick.

Author/Creator:
Rouse, Carolyn Moxley, author., Author,
Publication:
New York, NY : New York University Press, [2016]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource
Subjects:
African Americans -- Religion.
Religion on television.
Television broadcasting -- Religious aspects.
Television in religion -- United States.
Language:
In English.
System Details:
Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
text file PDF
Summary:
How Black Christians, Muslims, and Jews have used media to prove their equality, not only in the eyes of God but in society. The institutional structures of white supremacy-slavery, Jim Crow laws, convict leasing, and mass incarceration-require a commonsense belief that black people lack the moral and intellectual capacities of white people. It is through this lens of belief that racial exclusions have been justified and reproduced in the United States. Televised Redemption argues that African American religious media has long played a key role in humanizing the race by unabashedly claiming that blacks are endowed by God with the same gifts of goodness and reason as whites-if not more, thereby legitimizing black Americans' rights to citizenship. If racism is a form of perception, then religious media has not only altered how others perceive blacks, but has also altered how blacks perceive themselves. Televised Redemption argues that black religious media has provided black Americans with new conceptual and practical tools for how to be in the world, and changed how black people are made intelligible and recognizable as moral citizens. In order to make these claims to black racial equality, this media has encouraged dispositional changes in adherents that were at times empowering and at other times repressive. From Christian televangelism to Muslim periodicals to Hebrew Israelite radio, Televised Redemption explores the complicated but critical redemptive history of African American religious media.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
Acknowledgments
Introduction
1. Black Christian Redemption
2. Racial Redemption
3. Divine Redemption
4. Reimagined Possibilities
5. Race, Islam, and Longings for Inclusion
6. Citizens as Stewards
Conclusion
Notes
Bibliography
Index
About the Authors
Notes:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 23. Jul 2020)
Contributor:
Frederick, Marla F., author., Author,
Jr., John L. Jackson,, author., Author,
De Gruyter.
Contained In:
De Gruyter University Press Library.
ISBN:
9781479876914
Publisher Number:
10.18574/9781479876914 doi
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.
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