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On racial icons : blackness and the public imagination

Author: Nicole R Fleetwood
Publisher: New Brunswick, New Jersey : Rutgers University Press, [2015] ©2015
Series: Pinpoints (Series)
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores visual culture and race in the United States, focusing in particular on the significance of photography to document black public life. Examines America's fascination with representing and seeing race in a myriad of contexts as emblematic of national and racial progress at best, or as a gauge of a collective racial wound.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Fleetwood, Nicole R.
On racial icons.
New Brunswick, New Jersey : Rutgers University Press, [2015]
(OCoLC)893709675
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nicole R Fleetwood
ISBN: 9780813565132 0813565138
OCLC Number: 913743659
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 128 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Introduction --
"I am Trayvon Martin": the boy who became an icon --
Democracy's promise: The black political leader as icon --
Giving face: Diana Ross and the black celebrity as icon --
The black athlete: Racial precarity and the American sports icon --
Coda.
Series Title: Pinpoints (Series)
Other Titles: Blackness and the public imagination
Responsibility: Nicole R. Fleetwood.

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