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On racial icons : blackness and the public imagination / Nicole R. Fleetwood.

Author/Creator:
Fleetwood, Nicole R. author.
Publication:
New Brunswick, New Jersey : Rutgers University Press, [2015]
Series:
Pinpoints (Series)
Pinpoints: complex topics, concise explanations ; [2]
Format/Description:
Book
xii, 128 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Subjects:
African Americans in mass media.
African American celebrities.
African Americans -- Race identity.
Blacks -- Race identity.
African Americans -- Social conditions -- 1975-.
Art and race.
Mass media -- Social aspects -- United States.
Visual communication -- United States.
United States -- Race relations.
African Americans -- Social conditions.
Mass media -- Social aspects.
Race relations.
Visual communication.
United States.
Summary:
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.
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.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN:
9780813565156
0813565154
OCLC:
893709675
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