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

Label
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
Creator
Author
Subject
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
Member of
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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Fleetwood, Nicole R
Dewey number
302.23089/96073
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • photographs
Index
no index present
LC call number
P94.5.A37
LC item number
F54 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Pinpoints: complex topics, concise explanations
Series volume
[2]
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans in mass media
  • African American celebrities
  • African Americans
  • Blacks
  • African Americans
  • Art and race
  • Mass media
  • Visual communication
  • United States
  • Photography
Label
On racial icons : blackness and the public imagination, Nicole R. Fleetwood
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"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
Control code
ocn893709675
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xii, 128 pages
Isbn
9780813565156
Lccn
2014959402
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, photographs
System control number
(OCoLC)893709675
Label
On racial icons : blackness and the public imagination, Nicole R. Fleetwood
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"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
Control code
ocn893709675
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xii, 128 pages
Isbn
9780813565156
Lccn
2014959402
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, photographs
System control number
(OCoLC)893709675

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