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Author Abel, Elizabeth, 1945-

Title Signs of the times : the visual politics of Jim Crow / Elizabeth Abel.

Imprint Berkeley, Calif. : University of California Press, c2010.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Glendale History Room Reference    305.8 ABE    Available
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    305.8 ABE    Available
Description [ii], xx, 391 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction : Jim Crow's cultural turns -- American graffiti : the social life of Jim Crow signs -- The signs of race in the language of photography -- Cultural memory and the conditions of visibility : the circulation of Jim Crow photographs -- Restroom doors and drinking fountains : perspective, mobility, and the fluid grounds of race and gender -- The eyeball and the wall : eating, seeing, and the nation -- Double take : photography, cinema, and the segregated theater -- Upside down and inside out : camera work, spectatorship, and the chronotope of the colored balcony -- Remaking racial signs : activism and photography in the theater of the sit-ins -- Afterword : Contemporary turns.
Summary "The George Gund Foundation imprint in African American studies."--P. [i] of preliminary pages.
Subject African Americans -- Segregation -- Southern States -- History -- 20th century.
Visual communication -- Southern States -- History -- 20th century.
Signs and signboards -- Southern States -- History -- 20th century.
Photography -- Social aspects -- Southern States -- History -- 20th century.
Racism in popular culture -- Southern States -- History -- 20th century.
Southern States -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century.
ISBN 9780520261174 (hbk. : alk. paper)
0520261178 (hbk. : alk. paper)
9780520261839 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0520261836 (pbk. : alk. paper)

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