“Tyra Banks Is Fat”: Reading (Post-)Racism and (Post-)Feminism in the New Millennium

@article{Joseph2009TyraBI,
  title={“Tyra Banks Is Fat”: Reading (Post-)Racism and (Post-)Feminism in the New Millennium},
  author={Ralina L. Joseph},
  journal={Critical Studies in Media Communication},
  year={2009},
  volume={26},
  pages={237 - 254}
}
In the new millennium United States, race and gender are popularly understood, from legislation to television, as personal, individual, and mutable traits and not structural, institutional, and historic forces. The incredible popularity of African-American supermodel cum media mogul Tyra Banks reflects, creates, and perpetuates such post-racial and post-feminist ideologies. In this paper I examine the recent infotainment-media scrutiny of Banks's weight gain and her publicity team's carefully… 
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