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Black Television Travels: African American Media around the Globe

Timothy Havens


This book explores the globalization of African American television and the way in which foreign markets, programming strategies, and viewer preferences have influenced portrayals of African Americans on the small screen. Television executives have been notoriously slow to recognize the potential popularity of black characters and themes, both at home and abroad. As American television brokers increasingly seek revenues abroad, their assumptions about saleability and audience perceptions directly influence the global circulation of these programs, as well as their content. This book aims to re ... More

Keywords: African American television, globalization, black characters, television executives, national television networks, African American women, racial discourse, blackness

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780814737200
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814737200.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Timothy Havens, author