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The Resource On racial icons : blackness and the public imagination, Nicole R. Fleetwood

On racial icons : blackness and the public imagination, Nicole R. Fleetwood

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On racial icons : blackness and the public imagination
Title
On racial icons
Title remainder
blackness and the public imagination
Statement of responsibility
Nicole R. Fleetwood
Title variation
Blackness and the public imagination
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Language
eng
Summary
  • Explores visual culture and race in the United States, focusing in particular on the significance of photography to document black public life. Examines America's fascination with representing and seeing race in a myriad of contexts as emblematic of national and racial progress at best, or as a gauge of a collective racial wound
  • "What meaning does the American public attach to images of key black political, social, and cultural figures? Considering photography's role as a means of documenting historical progress, what is the representational currency of these images? How do racial icons 'signify'? Nicole R. Fleetwood's answers to these questions will change the way you think about the next photograph that you see depicting a racial event, black celebrity, or public figure. In On Racial Icons, Fleetwood focuses a sustained look on photography in documenting black public life, exploring the ways in which iconic images function as celebrations of national and racial progress at times or as a gauge of collective racial wounds in moments of crisis. Offering an overview of photography's ability to capture shifting race relations, Fleetwood spotlights in each chapter a different set of iconic images in key sectors of public life. She considers flash points of racialized violence in photographs of Trayvon Martin and Emmett Till; the political, aesthetic, and cultural shifts marked by the rise of pop stars such as Diana Ross; and the power and precarity of such black sports icons as Serena Williams and LeBron James; and she does not miss Barack Obama and his family along the way"--Publisher description
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illustrations
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Pinpoints: complex topics, concise explanations
Series volume
[2]
On racial icons : blackness and the public imagination, Nicole R. Fleetwood
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On racial icons : blackness and the public imagination, Nicole R. Fleetwood
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http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt15sk7t3
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Includes bibliographical references
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online resource
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cr
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multicolored
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text
Content type code
txt
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Contents
Introduction -- "I am Trayvon Martin": the boy who became an icon -- Democracy's promise: The black political leader as icon -- Giving face: Diana Ross and the black celebrity as icon -- The black athlete: Racial precarity and the American sports icon -- Coda
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1 online resource (xii, 128 pages)
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Isbn
9780813565132
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illustrations.
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