The critically acclaimed ebook is a part of the writer’s “Cultural Historical past of Tv” sequence.
NEW YORK, Jan. 16, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Rowman & Littlefield Publishers will likely be releasing IN LIVING COLOR: A Cultural Historical past by acclaimed journalist & popular culture commentator Bernadette Giacomazzo on February 15, 2023. The ebook, which has already obtained essential acclaim, is a part of the writer’s Cultural Historical past of Tv sequence.
In Residing Coloration: A Cultural Historical past celebrates the long-lasting present and its creators, whereas additionally offering a conscientious examination of the sketches themselves. Bernadette Giacomazzo reveals how the present efficiently tackled matters which might be nonetheless salient immediately, from variety in Hollywood and office racism to mass incarceration and “blackfishing,” whereas different sketches haven’t aged fairly so effectively. Giacomazzo additionally appears to be like at how the present helped break the careers of Jamie Foxx, Jim Carrey, and David Alan Grier, amongst others, and the way its most notorious sketches—comparable to Fireplace Marshall Invoice, Homey the Clown, East Hollywood Squares, and Males on Movie—helped form comedy within the twenty-first century.
“Giacomazzo (Swimming with Sharks) writes an intensive evaluation of what a monumental TV present In Residing Coloration got here to characterize and the sociocultural background that performed a job in its shaping,” writes The Library Journal, who gave the ebook a coveted starred assessment and named it one of many Best Books of the Month in December 2022. “[It is] a must-read ebook on the historical past of a present that molded Black comedy sketches and brings collectively totally different threads of social consciousness, race, entrepreneurship, comedy, resilience, and bravado within the face of a world not used to seeing “in residing colour.”
Booklist.com additionally gave a starred assessment to In Residing Coloration: A Cultural Historical past, writing that “Giacomazzo demonstrates how In Residing Coloration‘s legacy resonates a lot additional than the careers it launched. An incisive and rigorously researched have a look at how tv is created and consumed, notably a present by Black creators for Black audiences, it is a worthy addition to any library’s media-studies collections.”
A Far Rockaway, NY-born editor, author, photographer, and publicist with greater than 20 years of prime bylines and cache within the leisure trade, NYC primarily based Bernadette Giacomazzo is at the moment the Senior web optimization Supervisor at Blavity, Inc., the place she has efficiently created — and executed — digital advertising and marketing campaigns for all of the manufacturers beneath the Black-owned firm’s umbrella. As a journalist, Giacomazzo’s work has appeared in Folks, Teen Vogue, Us Weekly, The Los Angeles Instances, The New York Submit, and a whole lot extra digital and print publications. She has interviewed celebrities for the likes of The Supply and AltPress, has labored extensively with rappers like Kool G Rap and 50 Cent/G-Unit Data, and seems commonly on exhibits like TMZ Reside to share distinctive insights on newest movie star information and developments. Giacomazzo has additionally labored extensively within the movie & tv trade and is the writer of the dystopian fiction sequence The Rebellion Sequence and a current poetry chapbook, Aquarius Rising, out there now on Nightingale & Sparrow Press.
In Residing Coloration: A Cultural Historical past may be pre-ordered on Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, Blackwell’s, and in every single place books are bought. Giacomazzo will comply with In Residing Coloration: A Cultural Historical past up with The Golden Ladies: A Cultural Historical past, which will likely be launched on August 15, 2023, on Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
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