American Visual Cultures / Edition 1

American Visual Cultures / Edition 1

by David Holloway
     
 

ISBN-10: 0826464858

ISBN-13: 9780826464859

Pub. Date: 08/05/2005

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

American Visual Cultures analyses the role of painting, photography, film, television, advertising, journalism and other visual media in the historical development of the United States from the Civil War to the present day. It offers a chronology of major debates and developments in modern US history and traces the social, political and economic factors that have

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American Visual Cultures analyses the role of painting, photography, film, television, advertising, journalism and other visual media in the historical development of the United States from the Civil War to the present day. It offers a chronology of major debates and developments in modern US history and traces the social, political and economic factors that have shaped the development of visual forms and practices across time.

Illustrated throughout, the book combines a wide range of critical approaches and is made up of new essays by internationally renowned scholars. A General Introduction, in which the editors discuss the theoretical and pedagogical approaches shaping the contemporary study of visual culture, with particular reference to the United States, is followed by four sections, each covering a defined chronological period: 1861-1929; 1929-1963; 1963-1980; 1980 to the present. Each section opens with an introduction by the editors, giving historical and cultural context and highlighting thematic and pedagogical links between essays. An annotated bibliography of suggested further reading completes this invaluable and unique resource for the student and teacher of modern American art, media and culture.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826464859
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
08/05/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
6.72(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.77(d)

Table of Contents

General introduction : towards a social theory of American visual cultures1
Pt. 11861-1929
Introduction to part 113
Manifest destiny and visual culture : photographing American Indians : repression and revision21
Visualizing women in the civil war : unsexed amazons and desperadoes : imaging public war women and imagining female warriors in the American civil war31
Renegotiating masculinity after the civil war : absent fathers and women with beards : religion and gender in popular imagery of the nineteenth century39
Visualizing 'America' as 'progress' at the end of the western frontier : painting the nation : American art at the White City48
Alternative racial gazes in American silent cinema : visualizing racial politics in the films of D. W. Griffith and Oscar Micheaux56
Visualizing dissent in World War 1 : modernism, and the end of 'liberal' progressivism, in art from the masses (1911-1917)63
The avant-garde and the market : debating modernism : art and American advertising in the 1920s73
Pt. 21929-1963
Introduction of part 283
The New Deal and film : debating the New Deal : Gold diggers of 1933 and My man Godfrey89
Painting and the new deal : art and work on the WPA98
The new deal and photography : liberal documentary goes to school : farm security administration photographs of students, teachers and schools107
Supporting dictatorship in World War 2 news : 'flash from Brazil' - 1940s' newsreels present Latin America116
The emergence of TV as a new mass medium : the birth of American televisual spectatorship125
Negotiating the Cold War in film : the other side of Hollywood's cold war : images of dissent in the 1950s133
Cold war 'containment culture' and photography : Robert Frank's The Americans and the 1950s142
Reading abstract expressionist art : aesthetics, politics and 'cultural theory' : Barnet Newman's utopian painting150
Pt. 31963-1980
Introduction of part 3161
Visualizing political struggle : civil rights-era photography166
Towards postmodernism : post-World War 2 photography in America : from committed to solipsistic art174
Visual violence in history and art : Zapruder, Warhol, and the accident of images183
New modes of dissent in art of the 1960s and 1970s : visual culture and strategies of resistance : from Semina to Heresies190
Photographing the Vietnam war : democratic accountability and liberal representation in American iconic photography : the image of 'accidental napalm'199
'Commodity feminism' in 1960s' visual culture : sex, style and single girls209
New genre forms in 'New Hollywood' film : partly truth and partly fiction : the western, the city movie and the American 1970s216
Pt. 41980-2001
Introduction of part 4227
Marketing 'post-Fordism' : advertising the global economy232
Commodifying Latin American in NAFTA-era film : the world according to Miramax : chocolate, poetry and neoliberal aesthetics241
Visualizing 'memory' in the age of global capital : a taste for black and white : visuality, digital culture and the anxieties of the global249
Remembering Vietnam in the 1980s : white skin, white masks : Vietnam war films and the racialized gaze257
'Queer' photography and the 'culture wars' : Robert Mapplethorpe's queer aesthetic of the pair265
Transnationalism in contemporary African American photography : memory, history and 'universal' narrative in the work of Carrie Mae Weems274
Anthropology at the movies : Jerry Maguire as 'expeditionary discourse'284
Negotiating feminism in contemporary TV : 'what's sex got to do with it?' : signifying post-feminism in Sex and the city291
Constructing history in TV news from Clinton to 9/11 : flashframes of history - American visual memories299

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