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
     
 

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… See more details below

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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:
499,107
Product dimensions:
6.92(w) x 9.51(h) x 0.55(d)

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