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The Resource Tender violence : domestic visions in an age of U.S. imperialism, by Laura Wexler

Tender violence : domestic visions in an age of U.S. imperialism, by Laura Wexler

Label
Tender violence : domestic visions in an age of U.S. imperialism
Title
Tender violence
Title remainder
domestic visions in an age of U.S. imperialism
Statement of responsibility
by Laura Wexler
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In Tender Violence, Wexler presents an incisive analysis of how the first cohort of American female photojournalists contributed to a "domestic vision" that helped sustain the imperialism and racism of turn-of-the-century America. These photographers, white and middle class, constructed images of war disguised as domestic peace through a mechanism Wexler calls the "averted eye," which had its origins in the private domain of family photography."
  • "In a groundbreaking approach to the study of photography, Wexler raises up these images as "texts" to be analyzed alongside other texts of the period for what they say about the discourses of power. As images viewed in public venues, these photographs contributed to the way late-nineteenth-century Americans imagined and understood the world and their place in it. Despite wide variations in subject matter, Wexler argues, they helped advance a notion of a domestic sphere that differentiated "civilized" Americans from a variety of people considered not adequately cultured."--Jacket
Member of
Awards note
American Historical Association Joan Kelly Memorial Prize, 2001
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wexler, Laura
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TR139
LC item number
.W39 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cultural studies of the United States
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women photographers
  • Photography
  • Photography
  • Women photographers
  • United States
Label
Tender violence : domestic visions in an age of U.S. imperialism, by Laura Wexler
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 321-339) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What a woman can do with a camera -- Seeing sentiment: photography, race, and the innocent eye -- Tender violence: domestic photographs, domestic fictions, and educational reform -- Black and white and color: The Hampton Album -- Käsebier's Indians -- The domestic unconscious -- The missing link
Control code
43894434
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 363 pages
Isbn
9780807848838
Lccn
00039251
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)43894434
Label
Tender violence : domestic visions in an age of U.S. imperialism, by Laura Wexler
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 321-339) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What a woman can do with a camera -- Seeing sentiment: photography, race, and the innocent eye -- Tender violence: domestic photographs, domestic fictions, and educational reform -- Black and white and color: The Hampton Album -- Käsebier's Indians -- The domestic unconscious -- The missing link
Control code
43894434
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 363 pages
Isbn
9780807848838
Lccn
00039251
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)43894434

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