I’m working on a african studies discussion question and need a sample draft to help me learn.
Answer the following questions:
1.) First Impressions-What parts of the reading(s) did you find surprising, puzzling, useful, new, already knew, and interesting?
2. ) Essential Message
3.) What does the author mean when he suggests that “popular media agencies participate in designing bodies, particularly black bodies, that are already constructed, and this subconscious and sometimes purposeful super imposition is a systematic endeavor to construct images of cultural Others that reflect the scripting agency’s own xenophobic tendencies?”
4.) Explain the concept of symbolic lynching.
5.) In what ways have African Americans have participated in stereotypical popular cultural images? Do you think it is intentional or are they just adhering to industry standards and practices?
6.) How are Black male and female bodies economized differently?
7.) Significance of African American popular culture.
8.) Points of Agreement/Dissension