White on Black: Images of Africa and Blacks in Western Popular Culture

White on Black: Images of Africa and Blacks in Western Popular Culture

by Jan Nederveen Pieterse, Jan Nederveen Pieterse
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0300063113

ISBN-13: 9780300063110

Pub. Date: 02/28/1995

Publisher: Yale University Press

White on Black is a compelling visual history of the development of European and American stereotypes of black people over the last two hundred years. Jan Nederveen Pieterse shows the pervasiveness of prejudice against blacks throughout the western world as expressed in stock-in-trade racist imagery and caricature. Reproducing a wide range of illustrations-from

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White on Black is a compelling visual history of the development of European and American stereotypes of black people over the last two hundred years. Jan Nederveen Pieterse shows the pervasiveness of prejudice against blacks throughout the western world as expressed in stock-in-trade racist imagery and caricature. Reproducing a wide range of illustrations-from engravings and lithographs to advertisements, candy wrappings, biscuit tins, dolls, posters, and comic strips-the book raises troubling questions about caricature and parody as instruments of oppression.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300063110
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
02/28/1995
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
259
Sales rank:
567,250
Product dimensions:
6.88(w) x 9.75(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 9(9)
I AFRICA
Imagery of Eurocentrism
18(12)
Savages, Animals, Heathens, Races
30(22)
Slavery and Abolitionism
52(12)
In the Dark Continent
64(12)
Colonialism and Western Popular Culture
76(26)
Images of Apartheid
102(6)
On Adventure in Africa
108(16)
II IN THE WEST
Servants
124(8)
Entertainers
132(20)
Popular Types
152(14)
Kidstuff
166(6)
Libido in Colour
172(16)
Blacks in Advertising
188(24)
III POWER AND IMAGE
White Negroes
212(12)
Image and Power
224(12)
Notes 236(10)
Bibliography 246(10)
Index 256

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