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Signs of the times : the visual politics of Jim Crow

Author: Elizabeth Abel
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. : University of California Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"The George Gund Foundation imprint in African American studies."--Page [i] of preliminary pages.

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Abel
ISBN: 9780520261174 0520261178 9780520261839 0520261836
OCLC Number: 354895032
Description: [ii], xx, 391 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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.
Responsibility: Elizabeth Abel.


Traces the career of Jim Crow signs - simplified in cultural memory to the 'colored/white' labels that demarcated the public spaces of the American South - from their intellectual and political  Read more...


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"An impressive study of the visual politics of compulsory race segregation in the United States." African American Review "Abel complements stunning photos of a sometimes forgotten world - where Read more...

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