An African American Man in Police Procedural Drama: Black Masculinity Representation on Criminal Minds

Agharid, Sarah Khansa and Fuad, Muhammad (2020) An African American Man in Police Procedural Drama: Black Masculinity Representation on Criminal Minds. In: ICSGS 2019, 6-7 November 2019, Sari Pacific, Jakarta, Indonesia.

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Abstract

This paper analyses how black masculinity is portrayed, constructed, and performed in a police procedural drama scenario through the character of Derek Morgan in Criminal Minds. The representation of African Americans in this genre is mostly negative. The paper aims to see how the portrayal of Derek Morgan is empowering or stereotyping the representation of black masculinity. Related scenes and dialogues were analyzed using Eder’s clock of character analysis. To some extent, as the only black officer in the team, Derek’s representation is opposite to the typical characteristic of stereotype typically attributed to African American males. Derek is a loving, determined, committed, benevolent, and daring black man. However, this representation of reconstructed black masculinity is perhaps only possible on a television series within the context of police procedural drama as a law enforcer

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: african american men black masculinity police procedural drama criminal minds
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Depositing User: EAI Editor IV
Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2021 14:39
Last Modified: 02 Aug 2021 14:39
URI: https://eprints.eudl.eu/id/eprint/5743

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