Word, Image, and the New Negro: Representation and Identity in the Harlem Renaissance / Edition 1

Word, Image, and the New Negro: Representation and Identity in the Harlem Renaissance / Edition 1

by Anne Elizabeth Carroll
     
 

ISBN-10: 0253219191

ISBN-13: 9780253219190

Pub. Date: 01/28/2007

Publisher: Indiana University Press

This book focuses on the collaborative illustrated volumes published during the Harlem Renaissance, in which African Americans used written and visual texts to shape ideas about themselves and to redefine African American identity. Anne Elizabeth Carroll argues that these volumes show how participants in the movement engaged in the processes of representation and

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This book focuses on the collaborative illustrated volumes published during the Harlem Renaissance, in which African Americans used written and visual texts to shape ideas about themselves and to redefine African American identity. Anne Elizabeth Carroll argues that these volumes show how participants in the movement engaged in the processes of representation and identity formation in sophisticated and largely successful ways. Though they have received little scholarly attention, these volumes constitute an important aspect of the cultural production of the Harlem Renaissance. Word, Image, and the New Negro marks the beginning of a long-overdue recovery of this legacy and points the way to a greater understanding of the potential of texts to influence social change.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780253219190
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Publication date:
01/28/2007
Series:
Blacks in the Diaspora Series
Edition description:
Annotated
Pages:
294
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.84(d)

Table of Contents

Contents
List of Illustrations

Introduction: Texts, Ideas, and Identities
1. Protest and Affirmation: Composite Texts in The Crisis
2. Objectivity and Social Change: Essays and News Stories in Opportunity
3. The Arts as a Social Tool: Mixing Media in The Crisis and Opportunity
4. Survey Graphic's Harlem Issue: Defining the New Negro as American
5. Collective Identity in the Anthology: Representing the Race in The New Negro
6. The Importance of Multiple Identities: Fire!! as an Avant-garde Arts Magazine
Conclusion: The Evolving Portrait

Notes
Works Cited
Index

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