The matter of Black living : the aesthetic experiment of racial data, 1880-1930 (Book, 2022) [WorldCat.org]
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The matter of Black living : the aesthetic experiment of racial data, 1880-1930

Author: Autumn Womack
Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2022.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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As the nineteenth century came to a close and questions concerning the future of African American life reached a fever pitch, many social scientists and reformers approached post-emancipation Black life as an empirical problem that could be systematically solved with the help of new technologies like the social survey, photography, and film. What ensued was nothing other than a "racial data revolution," one which  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Autumn Womack
ISBN: 9780226806747 022680674X 9780226806914 022680691X
OCLC Number: 1289263785
Description: 1 volume : illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction: Data and the Matter of Black Life1 The Social Survey: The Survey Spirit2 Photography: Looking Out3 Film: OverexposureCoda: Racial Data's AfterlivesAcknowledgmentsNotesIndex
Responsibility: Autumn Womack.

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Examining how turn-of-the-century Black cultural producers' experiments with new technologies of racial data produced experimental aesthetics.  Read more...

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"With new historical insight and indispensable analysis of the social survey, the photograph, and the motion picture, Autumn Womack calls for an urgent rethinking of the information technologies, Read more...

 
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