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The Resource Photography and American coloniality : Eliot Elisofon in Africa, 1942-1972, Raoul J. Granqvist

Photography and American coloniality : Eliot Elisofon in Africa, 1942-1972, Raoul J. Granqvist

Label
Photography and American coloniality : Eliot Elisofon in Africa, 1942-1972
Title
Photography and American coloniality
Title remainder
Eliot Elisofon in Africa, 1942-1972
Statement of responsibility
Raoul J. Granqvist
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This book is the first to question both why and how the colonialist mythologies represented by the work of photographer Eliot Elisofon persist. It documents and discusses a heterogeneous practice of American coloniality of power as it explores Elisofon's career as war photographer-correspondent and staff photographer for LIFE, filmmaker, author, artist, and collector of "primitive art" and sculpture. It focuses on three areas: Elisofon's narcissism, voyeurism, and sexism; his involvement in the homogenizing of Western social orders and colonial legacies; and his enthused mission of "sending home" a mass of still-life photographs, annexed African artifacts, and assumed vintage knowledge. The book does not challenge his artistic merit or his fascinating personality; what it does question is his production and imagining of "difference." As the text travels from World War II to colonialism, postcolonialism, and the Cold War, from Casablanca to Leopoldville (Kinshasa), it proves to be a necessarily strenuous and provocative trip."
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
UKTTE
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1940-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Granqvist, Raoul
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
African humanities and the arts
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Elisofon, Eliot
  • Elisofon, Eliot
  • Photojournalists
  • Africa
  • United States
  • HISTORY
  • Diplomatic relations
  • Photojournalists
  • Travel
  • Africa
  • United States
Label
Photography and American coloniality : Eliot Elisofon in Africa, 1942-1972, Raoul J. Granqvist
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Preface; Acknowledgments; Chapter 1. En Route from Scandinavia to Africa, 1942-1944: On Becoming a Trickster with a Hungry Camera and a Loud Mouth; Chapter 2. Colonial Travel and Colonial Habits: Early Years, Elisofon in Africa, 1947 and 1951; Chapter 3. African Women Walk, African Men Sit, African Children Are: Gender as Difference, Exclusion, Segregation, and Passage; Chapter 4. From Colony to Colonized: Elisofon Fashioning Nigeria; Chapter 5. Elisofon's and LIFE's Literary Africa: White Mythologies, Racism, and Cold War Politics
  • Chapter 6. The American Broadcasting Company's Africa, 1966-1967: A Shock of Change and an Updated SafariChapter 7. The Cold War Affinity between Zaire's Mobutu Sese Seko and the United States' Eliot Elisofon; Chapter 8. The Politics of the Black African Heritage Series, 1970-1972; Chapter 9. Elisofon Collecting Artifacts and Elisofon Curated: Colonialist Power; Conclusion; Appendix. LIFE Photo Essays by or with Eliot Elisofon; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Control code
on1028043482
Extent
1 online resource (xxiv, 313 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781609175184
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1k0g0qv
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1028043482
Label
Photography and American coloniality : Eliot Elisofon in Africa, 1942-1972, Raoul J. Granqvist
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Preface; Acknowledgments; Chapter 1. En Route from Scandinavia to Africa, 1942-1944: On Becoming a Trickster with a Hungry Camera and a Loud Mouth; Chapter 2. Colonial Travel and Colonial Habits: Early Years, Elisofon in Africa, 1947 and 1951; Chapter 3. African Women Walk, African Men Sit, African Children Are: Gender as Difference, Exclusion, Segregation, and Passage; Chapter 4. From Colony to Colonized: Elisofon Fashioning Nigeria; Chapter 5. Elisofon's and LIFE's Literary Africa: White Mythologies, Racism, and Cold War Politics
  • Chapter 6. The American Broadcasting Company's Africa, 1966-1967: A Shock of Change and an Updated SafariChapter 7. The Cold War Affinity between Zaire's Mobutu Sese Seko and the United States' Eliot Elisofon; Chapter 8. The Politics of the Black African Heritage Series, 1970-1972; Chapter 9. Elisofon Collecting Artifacts and Elisofon Curated: Colonialist Power; Conclusion; Appendix. LIFE Photo Essays by or with Eliot Elisofon; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Control code
on1028043482
Extent
1 online resource (xxiv, 313 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781609175184
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1k0g0qv
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1028043482

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