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"El negro trás de la oreja": The Contemporary Portrayal of Blacks in Mainstream Media and Popular Music in the Dominican Republic

Abstract This master's thesis examines negative stereotypes of blackness in mainstream media in the Dominican Republic, and analyzes the manner in which racial identity has been reinforced and contested. Discourse analysis is utilized to analyze the language and rhetoric of editorials from Listin Diario. The rationale for this study is to assess how Dominicans have learned about blackness through the depictions in media and popular music, and therefore draw conclusions as to how Dominicans view their own racial identity. Considerable attention will be paid to the years between 2010-2013, using the Haitian earthquake disaster of 2010 and Verdict TC 0168-13 of the Dominican Constitutional Tribunal of 2013 as major historical events to frame the st... (more)
Created Date 2014
Contributor Mora, Omar V. (Author) / Schugurensky, Daniel (Advisor) / Bontemps, Alex (Committee member) / Gomez, Alan (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Black studies / Pedagogy / Latin American studies / Antihaitianism / Citizenship Rights / Dominicanidad / Dominican Republic / Haitians / Print Media
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 87 pages
Language English
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Note M.A. Social and Cultural Pedagogy 2014
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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