Booty Calls, Rage, and Racialized/sexualized Subjects: Tmz's Coverage of Rihanna and Chris Brown Metadata

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Title

  • Main Title Booty Calls, Rage, and Racialized/sexualized Subjects: Tmz's Coverage of Rihanna and Chris Brown

Creator

  • Author: Sabino, Lauren
    Creator Type: Personal

Contributor

  • Chair: Wanzer, Darrel Allen
    Contributor Type: Personal
    Contributor Info: Co-Major Professor
  • Committee Member: Enck-Wanzer, Suzanne M.
    Contributor Type: Personal
    Contributor Info: Co-Major Professor
  • Committee Member: Lain, Brian A.
    Contributor Type: Personal

Publisher

  • Name: University of North Texas
    Place of Publication: Denton, Texas
    Additional Info: www.unt.edu

Date

  • Creation: 2011-08

Language

  • English

Description

  • Content Description: Internet-based celebrity gossip blog site, TMZ, is a growing cultural force. Employing critical rhetorical analytics, the author examines the TMZ coverage of Chris Brown's assault on his then-girlfriend, Rihanna. This project explicates TMZ's enthymematic invocation of dominant cultural ideologies surrounding race, sex, and domestic violence. Chapter 1 demonstrates the theoretical importance of both celebrities and gossip blogs, signaling the ideological importance of each. Chapter 2 critiques TMZ's reliance on historic myths regarding sex and race in their reporting on this case. Chapter 3 analyzes TMZ's humorous and affective strategies that bolster broader investments in colorblind ideologies. Chapter 4 concludes by examining the interplay of formal rhetorical elements that inform the project's findings. This research reveals that TMZ utilizes affective, enthymematic strategies that camouflage broader racist and sexist ideological impulses that perpetuate domestic violence myths.

Subject

  • Keyword: Gossip
  • Keyword: race
  • Keyword: gender
  • Keyword: TMZ

Collection

  • Name: UNT Theses and Dissertations
    Code: UNTETD

Institution

  • Name: UNT Libraries
    Code: UNT

Rights

  • Rights Access: public
  • Rights Holder: Sabino, Lauren
  • Rights License: copyright
  • Rights Statement: Copyright is held by the author, unless otherwise noted. All rights Reserved.

Resource Type

  • Thesis or Dissertation

Format

  • Text

Identifier

  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc177250

Degree

  • Academic Department: Department of Communication Studies
  • Degree Discipline: Communication Studies
  • Degree Level: Master's
  • Degree Name: Master of Arts
  • Degree Grantor: University of North Texas
  • Degree Publication Type: thesi

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