The Image Of Whiteness

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The Image Of Whiteness

Author : Claudia Rankine
ISBN : 1999814495
Genre : Photography
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How contemporary photographers have subverted the constructions and complicities of whiteness From the advent of early colonial photography in the 19th century to contemporary "white savior" social-media images, photography continues to play an integral role in the maintenance of white sovereignty. As various scholars have shown, the technology of the camera is not innocent, and nor are the images it produces. In this way, the invention and continuance of the "white race" is not just a political, social and legal phenomenon, it is also a complexly visual one. In a time of revivified fascisms, from Donald Trump to Tommy Robinson, we must attempt to locate the image of whiteness anew, so that we can better understand its nonsensical construction. What does whiteness look like, and how might we begin to trace an anti-racist history of artistic resistance that works against it? The Image of Whitenessseeks to introduce its reader to some important extracts from the troubling story of whiteness, to describe its falsehoods, its paradoxes and its oppressive nature, and to highlight some of the crucial work photographic artists have done to subvert and critique its image. Edited by writer and photography scholar Daniel C. Blight, The Image of Whitenessincludes the work of artists Abdul Abdullah, Agata Madejska, Broomberg & Chanarin, Buck Ellison, John Lucas & Claudia Rankine, David Birkin, Hank Willis Thomas, Kajal Nisha Patel, Michelle Dizon & Viet Le, Nancy Burson, Nate Lewis, Libita Clayton, Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Richard Misrach, Sophie Gabrielle, Stacy Kranitz and Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa.
Category: Photography

Unsettling Whiteness

Author : Lucy Michael
ISBN : 9781848882829
Genre : Social Science
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Category: Social Science

The White Image In The Black Mind

Author : Jane Davis
ISBN : 0313304645
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Davis argues that African American authors have established a tradition of recurring images of whites in their literature and that they use these images to critique white racism. The book constructs a typology of white images in the black imagination. These images include such stereotypes as the overt bigot, the hypocrite, the liberal, and the good-hearted weakling. While black authors often explicitly reveal the racism of the overt bigot, Davis shows that black writers are much more subtle in their expositions of other forms of bigotry. The volume provides extensive discussions of such writers as Charles Chesnutt, Richard Wright, and James Baldwin and surveys a number of other African American authors.
Category: Literary Criticism

Immigrants And Comics

Author : Nhora Lucía Serrano
ISBN : 9781317287674
Genre : Social Science
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Immigrants and Comics is an interdisciplinary, themed anthology that focuses on how comics have played a crucial role in representing, constructing, and reifying the immigrant subject and the immigrant experience in popular global culture of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Nhora Lucía Serrano and a diverse group of contributors examine immigrant experience as they navigate new socio-political milieux in cartoons, comics, and graphic novels across cultures and time periods. They interrogate how immigration is portrayed in comics and how the ‘immigrant’ was an indispensable and vital trope to the development of the comics medium in the twentieth century. At the heart of the book‘s interdisciplinary nexus is a critical framework steeped in the ideas of remembrance and commemoration, what Pierre Nora calls lieux de mémoire. This book will be of interest to students and scholars in Visual Studies, Comparative Literature, English, Ethnic Studies, Francophone Studies, American Studies, Hispanic Studies, art history, and museum studies.
Category: Social Science

Whiteness A Wayward Construction

Author : Tyler Stallings
ISBN : UOM:39015058067888
Genre : Art
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"What does it mean to be ""white"" in America and how have artists over the past decade explored and addressed this issue in their art? Whiteness, A Wayward Construction, is a thought provoking publication exploring the image of ""whiteness"" in the public imagination as seen through contemporary art, instead of through historical development. Author/curator Tyler Stallings' brilliant selection of contemporary works from the political 1990's movements establishes a deeper understanding regarding the over-whelming power that being ""white"" actually has over other races. Works by 26 artists are then grouped into three sections: ""White Out"", ""Mirror, Mirror..."", and the ""Graying of Whiteness"". Essays by David R. Roediger, Amelia Jones, and Ken Gonzales-Day. A brilliant exhibition preserved in an elegantly designed publication."
Category: Art

Selected Papers On Image Coding And Compression

Author : Majid Rabbani
ISBN : 0819408891
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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SPIE Milestones are collections of seminal papers from the world literature covering important discoveries and developments in optics and photonics.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Witnessing Whiteness

Author : Shelly Tochluk
ISBN : STANFORD:36105124051686
Genre : Education
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Witnessing Whiteness invites educators to consider what it means to be white, describes and critiques strategies used to avoid race issues, and identifies the detrimental effect of avoiding race on cross-race collaborations. The author illustrates how racial discomfort leads white educators toward ineffective teaching pedagogy and poor relationships with students and colleagues of color. Questioning the implications our history has for educational institutions, school reform efforts, and diversity initiatives, this book considers political, economic, socio-cultural, and legal histories that shaped the meanings associated with whiteness. Drawing on dialogue with well-known figures within education, race, and multicultural work, the book offers intimate, personal stories of cross-race friendships that address both how a deep understanding of whiteness supports cross-race collaboration and the long-term nature of the work of excising racism from the deep psyche. Concluding chapters offer practical information on building knowledge, skills, capacities, and communities that support anti-racism practices, a hopeful look at our collective future, and a discussion of how to create a culture of witnessing educators who support allies for social and racial justice.
Category: Education

White Women

Author : Madi Gilkes
ISBN : STANFORD:36105029128605
Genre : Feminism
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Feminist essays on the intersections between white ethnicity, women and gender.
Category: Feminism


Author : Richard Dyer
ISBN : 9781136145247
Genre : Art
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White people are not literally or symbolically white, yet they are called white. What does this mean? In Western media, whites take up the position of ordinariness, not a particular race, just the human race. How is this achieved? White takes these questions as starting points for an examination of the representation of whiteness by whites in Western visual culture. Dyer places this representation within the contexts of Christianity, 'race' and colonialism. In a series of absorbing case studies, he shows the construction of whiteness in the technology of photography and film as part of a wider 'culture of light', discusses heroic white masculinity in muscle-man action cinema, from Tarzan and Hercules to Conan and Rambo; analyses the stifling role of white women in end-of-empire fictions like The Jewel in the Crown and traces the associations of whiteness with death in Falling Down, horror movies and cult dystopian films such as Blade Runner and the Aliens trilogy.
Category: Art

The Black Image In The White Mind

Author : Robert M. Entman
ISBN : 9780226210773
Genre : Social Science
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Living in a segregated society, white Americans learn about African Americans not through personal relationships but through the images the media show them. The Black Image in the White Mind offers the most comprehensive look at the intricate racial patterns in the mass media and how they shape the ambivalent attitudes of Whites toward Blacks. Using the media, and especially television, as barometers of race relations, Robert Entman and Andrew Rojecki explore but then go beyond the treatment of African Americans on network and local news to incisively uncover the messages sent about race by the entertainment industry-from prime-time dramas and sitcoms to commercials and Hollywood movies. While the authors find very little in the media that intentionally promotes racism, they find even less that advances racial harmony. They reveal instead a subtle pattern of images that, while making room for Blacks, implies a racial hierarchy with Whites on top and promotes a sense of difference and conflict. Commercials, for example, feature plenty of Black characters. But unlike Whites, they rarely speak to or touch one another. In prime time, the few Blacks who escape sitcom buffoonery rarely enjoy informal, friendly contact with White colleagues—perhaps reinforcing social distance in real life. Entman and Rojecki interweave such astute observations with candid interviews of White Americans that make clear how these images of racial difference insinuate themselves into Whites' thinking. Despite its disturbing readings of television and film, the book's cogent analyses and proposed policy guidelines offer hope that America's powerful mediated racial separation can be successfully bridged. "Entman and Rojecki look at how television news focuses on black poverty and crime out of proportion to the material reality of black lives, how black 'experts' are only interviewed for 'black-themed' issues and how 'black politics' are distorted in the news, and conclude that, while there are more images of African-Americans on television now than there were years ago, these images often don't reflect a commitment to 'racial comity' or community-building between the races. Thoroughly researched and convincingly argued."—Publishers Weekly "Drawing on their own research and that of a wide array of other scholars, Entman and Rojecki present a great deal of provocative data showing a general tendency to devalue blacks or force them into stock categories."—Ben Yagoda, New Leader Winner of the Frank Luther Mott Award for best book in Mass Communication and the Robert E. Lane Award for best book in political psychology.
Category: Social Science

White Man Listen

Author : Richard Wright
ISBN : UCSC:32106016758143
Genre : Social Science
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"White Man, Listen! is a collection of the best of Richard Wright's lectures on race, politics, and other matters close to the acclaimed novelist and essayist's heart, which he delivered in Europe between 1950 and 1956"--Back cover.
Category: Social Science

The Image Factory

Author : Paul Frosh
ISBN : STANFORD:36105117990015
Genre : Photography
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This title exposes the interior workings of the visual content industry, which produces approximately 70 per cent of the images that define consumer cultures. It combines original research on stock photography with a theoretical take on the circulation of images in contemporary culture.
Category: Photography

Nineteenth Century Literature Criticism

Author : Laurie Lanzen Harris
ISBN : UOM:39015068882706
Genre : Literature
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Excerpts from criticism of the works of novelists, poets, playwrights, short story writers and other creative writers who lived between 1800 and 1900, from the first published critical appraisals to current evaluations.
Category: Literature