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The Resource Signs of the times : the visual politics of Jim Crow, Elizabeth Abel

Signs of the times : the visual politics of Jim Crow, Elizabeth Abel

Label
Signs of the times : the visual politics of Jim Crow
Title
Signs of the times
Title remainder
the visual politics of Jim Crow
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth Abel
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Signs of the Times traces the career of Jim Crow signs--simplified in cultural memory to the'colored/white'labels that demarcated the public spaces of the American South--from their intellectual and political origins in the second half of the nineteenth century through their dismantling by civil rights activists in the 1960s and'70s. In this beautifully written, meticulously researched book, Elizabeth Abel assembles a variegated archive of segregation signs and photographs that translated a set of regional practices into a national conversation about race. Abel also brilliantly investigates the semiotic system through which segregation worked to reveal how the signs functioned in particular spaces and contexts that shifted the grounds of race from the somatic to the social sphere
  • This work traces the career of Jim Crow signs from their intellectual and political origins in the second half of the 19th century through their dismantling by civil rights activists in the 1960s and '70s
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1945-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Abel, Elizabeth
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
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  • African Americans
  • Visual communication
  • Signs and signboards
  • Photography
  • Racism in popular culture
  • Southern States
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • HISTORY
  • African Americans
  • Photography
  • Race relations
  • Racism in popular culture
  • Signs and signboards
  • Visual communication
  • Southern States
Label
Signs of the times : the visual politics of Jim Crow, Elizabeth Abel
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Jim Crow's cultural turns -- American graffiti: the social life of Jim Crow signs -- The signs of race in the language of photography -- Cultural memory and the conditions of visibility: the circulation of Jim Crow photographs -- Restroom doors and drinking fountains: perspective, mobility, and the fluid grounds of race and gender -- The eyeball and the wall: eating, seeing, and the nation -- Double take: photography, cinema, and the segregated theater -- Upside down and inside out : camera work, spectatorship, and the chronotope of the colored balcony -- Remaking racial signs: activism and photography in the theater of the sit-ins -- Afterword: contemporary turns
Control code
ocn705945389
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 391 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520945869
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/cttt1p9w
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)705945389
Label
Signs of the times : the visual politics of Jim Crow, Elizabeth Abel
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Jim Crow's cultural turns -- American graffiti: the social life of Jim Crow signs -- The signs of race in the language of photography -- Cultural memory and the conditions of visibility: the circulation of Jim Crow photographs -- Restroom doors and drinking fountains: perspective, mobility, and the fluid grounds of race and gender -- The eyeball and the wall: eating, seeing, and the nation -- Double take: photography, cinema, and the segregated theater -- Upside down and inside out : camera work, spectatorship, and the chronotope of the colored balcony -- Remaking racial signs: activism and photography in the theater of the sit-ins -- Afterword: contemporary turns
Control code
ocn705945389
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 391 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520945869
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/cttt1p9w
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)705945389

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