“Mammy Isn’t Me” commentary by GSU Student
Check out the insightful commentary on “Mammy” dolls at Social Shutter by Lindsey Claud, a junior at Georgia State University double majoring in Psychology and Sociology.
Explore some other critiques of African-American imagery available from the University Library:
- Mammy and Uncle Mose: Black Collectibles and American Stereotyping, by Kenneth W. Goings
- Ceramic Uncles & Celluloid Mammies: Black Images and their Influence on Culture, by Patricia A. Turner
- The Art and History of Black Memorabilia, by Larry V. Buster
- Blackface, by David Levinthal & Manthia Diawara
- Bamboozled (DVD), directed by Spike Lee
- art21 segments on Michael Ray Charles and Kara Walker – art21 series also on DVD, and several books on Walker, at library.
Dubin, Steven C. (1987). “Symbolic Slavery: Black Representations in Popular Culture.” Social Problems 34(2): 122-140.
Social Shutter (edited by GSU sociology professor Deirdre Oakley, GSU sociology graduate student Chandra Ward, and photographer Angie Luvara) is an online “weekly venue for photo essays and single photos with extended captions about everyday social life.” Submissions welcome!