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African American Communication & Identities
Essential Readings

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© 2004 | 368 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
African American Communication and Identities brings together key essays concerning communicative aspects of African American identities. This book explains the disciplinary dimensions of African American communication literature: communication theory & identity; language & rhetoric; relational contexts; gendered contexts; organizational & instructional contexts; mass mediated contexts. This is the first anthology of well-known essays concerning the study of both African American communication and African American identities, showing how each mutually informs the other.
 
SECTION 1. THEORETIC APPROACHES TO AFRICAN AMERICAN COMMUNICATION AND IDENTITIES
Jack L. Daniel and Geneva Smitherman
Ch 1. How I Got Over: Communication Dynamics in the Black Community
Molefi Kete Asante
Ch 2. The Afrocentric Idea
Mark Lawrence McPhail
Ch 3. Complicity: The Theory of Negative Difference
Kenneth R. Johnson
Ch 4. Black Kinesics: Some Nonverbal Communication Patterns in Black Culture
Joni L. Jones
Ch 5. Improvisation as a Performance Strategy for African-based Theatre
 
SECTION 2. AFRICAN AMERICAN RHETORIC AND LANGUAGE
Deborah F. Atwater
Ch 6. A Dilemma of Black Communication Scholars: The Challenge of Finding New Rhetorical Tools
Eric King Watts
Ch 7. African American Ethos and Hermeneutical Rhetoric: An exploration of Alain Locke's The New Negro
Thurmon Garner
Ch 8. Playing the Dozens: Folklore as Strategies for Living
John Baugh
Ch 9. Black Street Speech: Its History, Structure, and Survival
 
SECTION 3. AFRICAN AMERICAN COMMUNICATION IN RELATIONAL CONTEXTS
Michael L. Hecht, Sidney Ribeau, and J. K. Alberts
Ch 10. An Afro-American Perspective on Interethnic Communication
Tina M. Harris, Pamela Kalbfleisch
Ch 11. Interracial Dating: The Implications of Race for Initiating a Romantic Relationship
Linda K. Acitelli. Elizabeth Douvan, and Joseph Veroff
Ch 12. The Changing Influence of Interpersonal Perceptions on Marital Well-being Among Black and White Couples
Jeffrey Lynn Woodyard, John L. Peterson, and Joseph P. Stokes
effrey Lynn Woodyard, J. L. Peterson, J. P. Stokes
Ch 13. Let Us Go Into the House of the Lord": Participation in African American Churches Among Young African American Men Who Have Sex With Men
 
SECTION 4. COMMUNICATING AFRICAN AMERICAN GENDERED IDENTITIES
Marsha Houston
Ch 14. Multiple Perspectives: African American Women Conceive Their Talk
Karla D. Scott
Ch 15. Crossing Cultural Borders: "Girl" and "Look" as Markers of Identity in Black Women's Language Use
D. Soyini Madison
Ch 16. "That Was My Occupation": Oral Narrative, Performance, and Black Feminist Thought
Tina M. Harris
Ch 17. Interrogating the Representation of African American Female Identity in the Films "Waiting to Exhale" and "Set It Off."
Ronald L. Jackson, II and Celnisha L. Dangerfield
Ch 18. Defining Black Masculinity as Cultural Property: An Identity Negotiation Paradigm
 
SECTION 5. AFRICAN AMERICAN COMMUNICATION AND IDENTITIES IN ORGANIZATIONAL AND INSTRUCTIONAL CONTEXTS
Brenda J. Allen,
Ch 19. "Diversity" and Organizational Communication
Patricia S. Parker
Ch 20. African American Women Executives' Leadership Communication Within Dominant-Culture Organizations
Katherine Grace Hendrix
Ch. 21. Student Perceptions of the Influence of Race on Professor Credibility
Ronald L. Jackson, II
Ch 22. Exploring African American Identity Negotiation in the Academy: Toward a Transformative Vision of African American Communication Scholarship
 
SECTION 6. AFRICAN AMERICAN IDENTITIES IN MASS MEDIATED CONTEXTS
Melbourne S. Cummings
Ch 23. The Changing Image of the African American Family on Television
Herman Gray
Ch 24. Jammin' on the One! Some Reflections on the Politics of Black Popular Culture
Donald Bogle
Ch 25. Toms, Coons, Mulattoes, Mammies, and Bucks: An Interpretive History of Blacks in American Films
Catherine R. Squires
Ch 26. Black Talk Radio: Defining Community Needs and Identity

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