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The Resource American iconographic : National Geographic, global culture, and the visual imagination, Stephanie L. Hawkins

American iconographic : National Geographic, global culture, and the visual imagination, Stephanie L. Hawkins

Label
American iconographic : National Geographic, global culture, and the visual imagination
Title
American iconographic
Title remainder
National Geographic, global culture, and the visual imagination
Statement of responsibility
Stephanie L. Hawkins
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In an era before affordable travel, National Geographic not only served as the first glimpse of countless other worlds for its readers, but it helped them confront sweeping historical change. There was a time when its cover, with the unmistakable yellow frame, seemed to be on every coffee table, in every waiting room. In American Iconographic, Stephanie L. Hawkins traces National Geographic's rise to cultural prominence, from its first publication of nude photographs in 1896 to the 1950s, when the magazine's trademark visual and textual motifs found their way into cartoon caricature, popular novels, and film trading on the "romance" of the magazine's distinctive visual fare. Drawing on the National Geographic Society's archive of readers' letters and its founders' correspondence, Hawkins reveals how the magazine's participation in the "culture industry" was not so straightforward as scholars have assumed. Letters from the magazine's earliest readers offer an important intervention in this narrative of passive spectatorship, revealing how readers resisted and revised National Geographic's authority. Its photographs and articles celebrated American self-reliance and imperialist expansion abroad, but its readers were highly aware of these representational strategies, and alert to inconsistencies between the magazine's editorial vision and its photographs and text. Hawkins also illustrates how the magazine actually encouraged readers to question Western values and identify with those beyond the nation's borders. Chapters devoted to the magazine's practice of photographing its photographers on assignment and to its genre of husband-wife adventurers reveal a more enlightened National Geographic invested in a cosmopolitan vision of a global human family
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
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1971-
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Hawkins, Stephanie L.
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Cultural frames, framing culture
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  • Discoveries in geography
  • Photography in ethnology
  • SCIENCE
  • TRAVEL
  • TRAVEL
  • TRAVEL
  • TRAVEL
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Discoveries in geography
  • Photography in ethnology
  • Social aspects
Label
American iconographic : National Geographic, global culture, and the visual imagination, Stephanie L. Hawkins
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-244) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
National geographic : the icon and its readers -- Training the "I" to see : progressive education, visual literacy, and National Geographic membership -- Savage visions : ethnography, photography, and local-color fiction in National geographic -- Fracturing the global family romance : National geographic, World War I, and fascism -- Jungle housekeeping : globalization, domesticity, and performing the "primitive" in National geographic -- National Geographic's romance in ruins : from the catastrophic sublime to camp
Control code
ocn755621598
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 252 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813929750
Lccn
2009041710
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt6tbq14
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)755621598
Label
American iconographic : National Geographic, global culture, and the visual imagination, Stephanie L. Hawkins
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-244) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
National geographic : the icon and its readers -- Training the "I" to see : progressive education, visual literacy, and National Geographic membership -- Savage visions : ethnography, photography, and local-color fiction in National geographic -- Fracturing the global family romance : National geographic, World War I, and fascism -- Jungle housekeeping : globalization, domesticity, and performing the "primitive" in National geographic -- National Geographic's romance in ruins : from the catastrophic sublime to camp
Control code
ocn755621598
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 252 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813929750
Lccn
2009041710
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt6tbq14
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)755621598

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