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Troubling vision : performance, visuality, and blackness

Author: Nicole R Fleetwood
Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2011.
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Troubling Vision addresses American culture's fixation on black visibility, exploring how blackness is persistently seen as a problem in public culture and even in black scholarship that challenges racist discourse. Through trenchant analysis, Nicole R. Fleetwood reorients the problem of black visibility by turning attention to what it means to see blackness and to the performative codes that reinforce, resignify,  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Fleetwood, Nicole R.
Troubling vision.
Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2011
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nicole R Fleetwood
ISBN: 9780226253022 9780226253039 0226253023 0226253031
OCLC Number: 537308775
Awards: Lora Romero First Book Prize, 2012.
Description: xx, 276 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
"One shot" : Charles "Teenie" Harris and the photographic practice of black non-iconicity --
Her own spook : colorism, vision, and the dark female body --
Excess flesh : black women performing hypervisibility --
"I am king" : Hip hop culture, fashion advertising, and the black male body --
Visible seams : the media art of Fatimah Tuggar --
Coda : The icon is dead : mourning Michael Jackson.
Responsibility: Nicole R. Fleetwood.


Explores how blackness is always a troubling presence in the field of vision and the black body is persistently seen as a problem. This book examines a range of materials from visual and media art,  Read more...


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"A provocative and timely meditation on how black subjects of cultural production trouble visual discourse. By moving beyond any single medium or genre, Fleetwood is able to articulate how visual Read more...

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