9780813565156-0813565154-On Racial Icons: Blackness and the Public Imagination (Pinpoints)

On Racial Icons: Blackness and the Public Imagination (Pinpoints)

ISBN-13: 9780813565156
ISBN-10: 0813565154
Edition: First
Author: Fleetwood, Nicole R.
Publication date: 2015
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Format: Paperback 144 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780813565156
ISBN-10: 0813565154
Edition: First
Author: Fleetwood, Nicole R.
Publication date: 2015
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Format: Paperback 144 pages

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Acknowledged authors Fleetwood, Nicole R. wrote On Racial Icons: Blackness and the Public Imagination (Pinpoints) comprising 144 pages back in 2015. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0813565154 and 9780813565156. Since then On Racial Icons: Blackness and the Public Imagination (Pinpoints) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 2.00 or rent at the marketplace.

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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. On Racial Icons is an eye-opener in every sense of the phrase.
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