Signs of the times : the visual politics of Jim Crow (Book, 2010) []
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Signs of the times : the visual politics of Jim Crow

Author: Elizabeth Abel
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. : Univ. of California Press, 2010.
Series: A George Gund Foundation book in African American studies
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Traces the career of Jim Crow signs - simplified in cultural memory to the 'colored/white' labels that demarcated the public spaces of the American South - from their intellectual and political  Read more...


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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Abel
ISBN: 9780520261174 0520261178 9780520261839 0520261836
OCLC Number: 711860182
Description: XX, 391 Seiten : Illustrationen.
Contents: Contents List of Illustrations Acknowledgments Preface Introduction: Jim Crow's Cultural Turns Part I. Inscriptions 1. American Graffiti: The Social Life of Jim Crow Signs 2. The Signs of Race in the Language of Photography 3. Cultural Memory and the Conditions of Visibility: The Circulation of Jim Crow Photographs Part II. Race and Space 4. Restroom Doors and Drinking Fountains: Perspective, Mobility, and the Fluid Grounds of Race and Gender 5. The Eyeball and the Wall: Eating, Seeing, and the Nation Part III. Still and Motion Pictures 6. Double Take: Photography, Cinema, and the Segregated Theater 7. Upside Down and Inside Out: Camera Work, Spectatorship, and the Chronotope of the Colored Balcony Part IV. Dismantling Jim Crow 8. Remaking Racial Signs: Activism and Photography in the Theater of the Sit-Ins Afterword: Contemporary Turns Notes Select Bibliography Index
Series Title: A George Gund Foundation book in African American studies
Responsibility: Elizabeth Abel.
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"An impressive study of the visual politics of compulsory race segregation in the United States." African American Review "Abel complements stunning photos of a sometimes forgotten world - where Read more...

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