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By Jervette R. Ward,Sheena Harris,LaToya Jefferson-James,Alison D. Ligon,Cynthia Davis,Detris Honora Adelabu,Monica Flippin Wynn,Preselfannie E. Whitfield McDaniels,Sharon Lynette Jones,Terry A. Nelson

From The actual Housewives of Atlanta to Flavor of Love, fact indicates with predominantly black casts have usually been criticized for his or her unfavourable illustration of African American ladies as loud, offended, and violent. but whilst those courses seem to be rehashing outdated stereotypes of black ladies, the evaluations of them are arguably complicated of their personal manner, because the thought of “respectability” has traditionally been used to police black women’s behaviors.
 
the 1st e-book of scholarship dedicated to the problem of ways black girls are depicted on truth tv, Real Sister offers an even-handed attention of the style. The book’s ten contributors—black girl students from quite a few disciplines—provide a variety of views, whereas contemplating every thing from Basketball other halves to Say certain to the Dress. As average audience of fact tv, those students may be able to observe ways that the style provides optimistic pictures of black womanhood, whilst they catalog a litany of stereotypes approximately race, classification, and gender that it has a tendency to reinforce.
 
instead of easily disregarding truth tv as “trash,” this assortment takes the style heavily, as an incredible touchstone in ongoing cultural debates approximately what constitutes “trashiness” and “respectability.” Written in an obtainable type that might entice truth television enthusiasts either inside and out of academia, Real Sister thus seeks to motivate a extra nuanced, considerate dialog concerning the genre’s representations and their results at the black community. 

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