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Texas A&M University

1. French, Nina Casetra. Contemporary Representations of Race: Mediating the New(s) Politics of Blackness in the Obama Moment.

Degree: 2017, Texas A&M University

This dissertation examines ways in which the myth of meritocracy, notions of America as post-racial, and instances of colorisms are articulated through CNN (Cable News Network) during the rise of then-Senator Barack Obama?s bid for President of the United States in 2008. For White and middle-class groups, Obama?s candidacy seemingly advanced their mainstream American society?s lift-yourself-by-your- bootstraps/no-excuses values. I consider that CNN?s Black in America (2008) series was released during a time in which many Americans detrimentally perceived Obama?s nomination as an accurate measurement of how far removed America is from its race problem. While using a framing analysis to deconstruct its two episodes (?The Black Man? and ?The Black Woman and Family?), I draw attention to how stereotypes of blackness pervade news media ? a media genre often construed as an objective platform. Furthermore, I explore how some of its narratives reinforce false notions of Black people freely living in a race-free utopia, thus inevitably discrediting all of their socio-economic challenges dictated by the American White status quo. By exploring narratives placating to the American delusion that its society is now void of racism, while also employing color hierarchies and the myth of meritocracy, I will demonstrate how modern racism permeated news media during the Obama Moment. Advisors/Committee Members: La Pastina, Antonio (advisor), Dubriwny, Tasha (committee member), Gatson, Sarah (committee member), Heuman, Josh (committee member).

Subjects/Keywords: Obama; stereotypes; media; Patricia Hill Collins; blackness; news; television; whiteness; intersectionality; framing; Obama Moment; racism; feminism; criminals; skin tone; colorisms; post-racial; myth of meritocracy

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APA (6th Edition):

French, N. C. (2017). Contemporary Representations of Race: Mediating the New(s) Politics of Blackness in the Obama Moment. (Thesis). Texas A&M University. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/161363

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Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

French, Nina Casetra. “Contemporary Representations of Race: Mediating the New(s) Politics of Blackness in the Obama Moment.” 2017. Thesis, Texas A&M University. Accessed July 22, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/161363.

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

French, Nina Casetra. “Contemporary Representations of Race: Mediating the New(s) Politics of Blackness in the Obama Moment.” 2017. Web. 22 Jul 2019.

Vancouver:

French NC. Contemporary Representations of Race: Mediating the New(s) Politics of Blackness in the Obama Moment. [Internet] [Thesis]. Texas A&M University; 2017. [cited 2019 Jul 22]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/161363.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

French NC. Contemporary Representations of Race: Mediating the New(s) Politics of Blackness in the Obama Moment. [Thesis]. Texas A&M University; 2017. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/161363

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation


Wayne State University

2. Williams, Juana. The Beautiful Struggle Of Black Feminism: Changes In Representations Of Black Womanhood Examined Through The Artwork Of Elizabeth Catlett And Mickalene Thomas.

Degree: MA, Art and Art History, 2017, Wayne State University

The visual representation of black womanhood is important in understanding black women’s journey toward liberation and empowerment. The use of representations of black womanhood as tools of empowerment is evident through the artwork of Elizabeth Catlett and Mickalene Thomas. Catlett was one of the most prominent black female artists during the 1960s – 1970s, as her artwork and activism expressed the Black Nationalist theories of the Black Arts Movement. Thomas’s artwork and artistic beliefs are in line with many theories regarding post-blackness, such as a reinterpreting of the definition of blackness. Discussing the work of these artists offers a glimpse into the gradual widening of space made available for the black female voice. Within this space, black female artists are portraying the black feminist ideal of self-defined black womanhood. The changes in how each artist addresses the themes of race and femininity throughout their artwork directly relates to the cultural climate of the period in which each artist began working. By dissecting the social and cultural context of the time, I demonstrate the correlating shifts in representations of black womanhood in visual art. Advisors/Committee Members: Dora Apel.

Subjects/Keywords: black feminism; Black Nationalism; Elizabeth Catlett; Mickalene Thomas; Patricia Hill Collins; Post-blackness; African American Studies; History of Art, Architecture, and Archaeology

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Williams, J. (2017). The Beautiful Struggle Of Black Feminism: Changes In Representations Of Black Womanhood Examined Through The Artwork Of Elizabeth Catlett And Mickalene Thomas. (Masters Thesis). Wayne State University. Retrieved from https://digitalcommons.wayne.edu/oa_theses/594

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Williams, Juana. “The Beautiful Struggle Of Black Feminism: Changes In Representations Of Black Womanhood Examined Through The Artwork Of Elizabeth Catlett And Mickalene Thomas.” 2017. Masters Thesis, Wayne State University. Accessed July 22, 2019. https://digitalcommons.wayne.edu/oa_theses/594.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Williams, Juana. “The Beautiful Struggle Of Black Feminism: Changes In Representations Of Black Womanhood Examined Through The Artwork Of Elizabeth Catlett And Mickalene Thomas.” 2017. Web. 22 Jul 2019.

Vancouver:

Williams J. The Beautiful Struggle Of Black Feminism: Changes In Representations Of Black Womanhood Examined Through The Artwork Of Elizabeth Catlett And Mickalene Thomas. [Internet] [Masters thesis]. Wayne State University; 2017. [cited 2019 Jul 22]. Available from: https://digitalcommons.wayne.edu/oa_theses/594.

Council of Science Editors:

Williams J. The Beautiful Struggle Of Black Feminism: Changes In Representations Of Black Womanhood Examined Through The Artwork Of Elizabeth Catlett And Mickalene Thomas. [Masters Thesis]. Wayne State University; 2017. Available from: https://digitalcommons.wayne.edu/oa_theses/594


Harvard University

3. Neill, Emily Rider. Troubling the Body: A Feminist Critique of Corporeal Politics.

Degree: D.Th., 2019, Harvard University

In the last 30 years, the category of the body has been an area of intense interest for critical inquiry, particularly for feminist theoretical approaches across the disciplines. Through the adoption of a variety of critical frameworks, feminist debates centering on the body have produced a spectrum of theoretical elaborations proposed as interventions and/or political programs to resist and dismantle oppressive structures and hegemonic thought. Taking seriously the feminist critical mandate that theories of domination are generated for the purpose of struggling against oppression, this thesis challenges the presumption that the body is a productive starting point for articulating feminist liberative goals. Attention to the theory of difference and the theory of power at work in every feminist project that centers the body is central to analyzing the capacity of its proposals to challenge structures of oppression. Through a close examination and critique of representative feminist theoretical and theological body projects and the critical frameworks they employ, I show how a concern for marginalized bodies and developing effective political strategies for redressing the mechanisms of that marginalization, is better accomplished by specifically NOT using the body as the rubric or source for one’s theoretical and political endeavors. After taking account of the political capacities of different critical frameworks for this endeavor, I propose the structural rhetorical framework as best suited to and capable of exposing the operations of structural power and naming the dynamics of othering that produce, regulate, and enforce the content of categories of difference and their hierarchical valuations. I arguing against an understanding of critical theory as perpetually ‘advancing’ and advocate instead for the continued use of categories and modes of analysis that are best suited for addressing structural inequality. Finally, I propose that following the critical arc of body studies reveals a move away from the political in academia which is particularly evident in the trend towards ‘new materialism’, a critical framework which evidences no political commitment to the marginalized, and make a special appeal to feminist theologians to hold their and other feminist work accountable to stated political goals on behalf of marginalized persons.

Religion, Gender and Culture

Advisors/Committee Members: Schussler Fiorenza, Elisabeth (advisor), West, Cornel (committee member), Wood, Elizabeth (committee member).

Subjects/Keywords: Corporeal; Corporeality; Body; Flesh; Feminist; Critique; Intersectionality; Structural; Rhetorical; New Materialism; Judith Butler; Kathleen Sands; Sexuality; Patricia Hill Collins; Dorothy Roberts; Difference; Power; Feminist Theology; Critical Framework; Sexual Difference; Gender; Discourse; Discursivity; Race; Black Feminism; Womanism; Reproductive Justice

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APA (6th Edition):

Neill, E. R. (2019). Troubling the Body: A Feminist Critique of Corporeal Politics. (Doctoral Dissertation). Harvard University. Retrieved from http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:40615597

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Neill, Emily Rider. “Troubling the Body: A Feminist Critique of Corporeal Politics.” 2019. Doctoral Dissertation, Harvard University. Accessed July 22, 2019. http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:40615597.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Neill, Emily Rider. “Troubling the Body: A Feminist Critique of Corporeal Politics.” 2019. Web. 22 Jul 2019.

Vancouver:

Neill ER. Troubling the Body: A Feminist Critique of Corporeal Politics. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. Harvard University; 2019. [cited 2019 Jul 22]. Available from: http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:40615597.

Council of Science Editors:

Neill ER. Troubling the Body: A Feminist Critique of Corporeal Politics. [Doctoral Dissertation]. Harvard University; 2019. Available from: http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:40615597

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