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abstract

  • Summary Critical and cultural studies scholars have become enamored with questions of affect, representing a shift in thought that delegitimizes representational analyses. In this chapter, I offer a counterpoint to the idea that representational analyses may no longer serve a function in the contemporary era. Through a historical analysis of the NAACP's activism work in broadcast media, I focus on the twin concerns of reception and resonance, drawing attention to the deeply affecting audience interpretations that emerge out of representational concerns. Rather than re-orienting our focus solely toward affective concerns, I propose that scholars in this ?after-broadcast? moment embrace representational analyses that more explicitly draw out the connections between representation and affect.

author list (cited authors)

  • Coleman, R.

Book Title

  • A Companion to the History of American Broadcasting

publication date

  • January 1, 2018 11:11 AM