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Seeing through race : a reinterpretation of civil rights photography

Author: Martin A Berger; David J Garrow
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Seeing through Race" is a boldly original reinterpretation of the iconic photographs of the black civil rights struggle. Martin A. Berger's provocative and groundbreaking study shows how the very pictures credited with arousing white sympathy, and thereby paving the way for civil rights legislation, actually limited the scope of racial reform in the 1960s. Berger analyzes many of these famous images - dogs and fire  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Martin A Berger; David J Garrow
ISBN: 9780520268630 0520268636 9780520268647 0520268644
OCLC Number: 664837984
Notes: "George Gund Foundation imprint in African American studies."
Description: xii, 243 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : the iconic photographs of civil rights --
The formulas of documentary photography --
White shame, white empathy --
Perfect victims and imperfect tactics --
The lost images of civil rights.
Responsibility: Martin A. Berger ; foreword by David J. Garrow.

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A reinterpretation of the iconic photographs of the black civil rights struggle. It shows how the very pictures credited with arousing white sympathy, and thereby paving the way for civil rights  Read more...

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"Brilliant, provocative study of photographs of the US civil rights movement ... A first-rate book!" Choice "Fascinating... Berger's historical reconstruction is convincing." -- Ariella Azoulay Read more...

 
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