Listening to Images

Listening to Images

by Tina M. Campt

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ISBN-13: 9780822373582
Publisher: Duke University Press
Publication date: 03/17/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 152
File size: 37 MB
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About the Author

Tina M. Campt is Claire Tow and Ann Whitney Olin Professor of Africana and Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies and Director of the Barnard Center for Research on Women at Barnard College, and the author of Image Matters: Archive, Photography, and the African Diaspora in Europe, also published by Duke University Press.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments  vii
Introduction. Listening to Images: An Execise in Counterintuition  1
1. Quick Soundings: The Grammar of Black Futurity  13
2. Striking Poses in a Tense Grammar: Stasis and the Frequency of Black Refusal  47
3. Haptic Temporalities: The Quiet Frequency of Touch  69
Coda. Black Futurity and the Echo of Premature Death  101
Notes  119
Bibliography  127
Illustration Credits  131
Index  137

What People are Saying About This

In the Wake: On Blackness and Being - Christina Sharpe

"Listening to Images captures the sight, sound, and frequency of the tenses of black life and the possibilities that emerge in and from the everyday black practices of refusal. Tina M. Campt's rich and generative work rethinks black diaspora in the photographic, sonic, and haptic registers while having profound implications for the ways we see, read, and hear images as well as the ways we touch and are touched by them."

Photography on the Color Line: W. E. B. Du Bois, Race, and Visual Culture - Shawn Michelle Smith

"Tina M. Campt's Listening to Images is an innovative, ambitious, and evocative work that offers a fresh approach to photography and opens up state photographic archives to new forms of analysis. By identifying state archives as sites of quiet refusal that hold complex records of the everyday lives of people of the African diaspora, Listening to Images has the potential to become a methodological touchstone in photography studies for years to come."

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