$6.95 (Inc. GST)

Counterfeit Images: A History of Blackface on Australian Television

Add to Wishlist
Current Stock:
SKU: 03850-M206

Often characterised as a foreign phenomenon, racialised caricature of black people has been a persistent feature of Australian screen culture, from the early days of local cinema to twenty-first century television. Exploring its three chief manifestations – as minstrel act, dramatic interpretation and comedic motif – and focusing primarily on the small screen, Stephen Vagg outlines how the practice has evolved with the times, forever carrying echoes of historical (and ongoing) exclusion, humiliation and ignorance.

Additional keywords:
racism, Chris Lilley, Netflix, The Black and White Minstrel Show, Hal Lashwood's Alabama Jubilee, Skit and Skat, Henry Melville, Aboriginal, Indigenous, African-American, Jedda, Whiplash, Wandjina!, White Australia Policy, Skippy the Bush Kangaroo, Journey out of Darkness, Boney, Cameron Daddo, King Billy Cokebottle, Sam Newman, The Footy Show, Nicky Winmar, comedy, We Can Be Heroes, Angry Boys, Jonah from Tonga, Summer Heights High, Lunatics, Racial Discrimination Act

There are no reviews yet.

Leave a Review