If This Is a "Real" Housewife, Who Are All These Women Around Me?: An Examination of The Real Housewives of Atlanta and the Persistence of Historically Stereotypical Images of Black Women in Popular Reality Television

dc.contributor.authorBunai, Dominique Christabelen
dc.contributor.committeechairGraves, Ellington T.en
dc.contributor.committeechairHarrison, Anthony Kwameen
dc.contributor.committeememberBrunn, Rachelle J.en
dc.contributor.departmentSociologyen
dc.date.accessioned2014-07-27T08:00:09Zen
dc.date.available2014-07-27T08:00:09Zen
dc.date.issued2014-04-07en
dc.description.abstractStereotypical images of blacks have persisted throughout multiple forms of media for decades, with one of the most recent arenas being reality television programming. This study examines the Bravo Television network series The Real Housewives of Atlanta to consider the impact of reality television on the image of black women in America today. This increasingly popular show is the most viewed in The Real Housewives franchise, and demonstrates that black women in America do not embody any one historical or contemporary stereotype of black women in particular, but rather are a compilation of these stereotypes depending on the situation at hand.en
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen
dc.format.mediumETDen
dc.identifier.othervt_gsexam:2747en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/49683en
dc.publisherVirginia Techen
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subjectblack womenen
dc.subjectstereotypesen
dc.subjectreality TVen
dc.subjectReal Housewivesen
dc.titleIf This Is a "Real" Housewife, Who Are All These Women Around Me?: An Examination of The Real Housewives of Atlanta and the Persistence of Historically Stereotypical Images of Black Women in Popular Reality Televisionen
dc.typeThesisen
thesis.degree.disciplineSociologyen
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
thesis.degree.levelmastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen
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