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Signs of the Times: The Visual Politics of Jim Crow / Edition 1
     

Signs of the Times: The Visual Politics of Jim Crow / Edition 1

by Elizabeth Abel
 

ISBN-10: 0520261836

ISBN-13: 9780520261839

Pub. Date: 05/06/2010

Publisher: University of California Press

Signs of the Times 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 origins in the second half of the nineteenth century through their dismantling by civil rights activists in the 1960s and '70s. In

Overview

Signs of the Times 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 origins in the second half of the nineteenth century through their dismantling by civil rights activists in the 1960s and '70s. In this book, Elizabeth Abel assembles a variegated archive of segregation signs and photographs that translated a set of regional practices into a national conversation about race.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520261839
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
05/06/2010
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations ix

Acknowledgments xiii

Preface xvii

Introduction: Jim Crow's Cultural Turns 2

Part I Inscriptions

1 American Graffiti: The Social Life of Jim Crow Signs 33

2 The Signs of Race in the Language of Photography 62

3 Cultural Memory and the Conditions of Visibility: The Circulation of Jim Crow Photographs 103

Part II Race and Space

4 Restroom Doors and Drinking Fountains: Perspective, Mobility, and the Fluid Grounds of Race and Gender 123

5 The Eyeball and the Wall: Eating, Seeing, and the Nation 160

Part III Still and Motion Pictures

6 Double Take: Photography, Cinema, and the Segregated Theater 195

7 Upside Down and Inside Out: Camera Work, Spectatorship, and the Chronotope of the Colored Balcony 217

Part IV Dismantling Jim Crow

8 Remaking Racial Signs: Activism and Photography in the Theater of the Sit-Ins 251

Afterword: Contemporary Turns 292

Notes 301

Select Bibliography 357

Index 379

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