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Looking for America The Visual Production of Nation and People

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ISBN-10: 1405114665

ISBN-13: 9781405114660

Edition: 2005

Authors: Ardis Cameron

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Looking for America: The Visual Production of Nation and People is a groundbreaking collection that explores the "visual" in defining the kaleidoscope of American experience and American identity in the 20th century. Covers enduringly important topics in American history: nationhood, class, politics of identity, and the visual mapping of "others" Includes editorial introductions, suggested readings, a primer on how to "read" an image, and a guide to visual archives and collections Well-illustrated book for those in American Studies and related fields eager to incorporate the visual into their teaching-and telling-of the American story.
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Book details

List price: $64.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/14/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 408
Size: 6.05" wide x 9.10" long x 0.92" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Suggested Readings
Modern Types
Sleuthing Towards America: Visual Detection in Everyday Life
Cartes De Viste Portrait Photographs and The Culture of Class Formation
Suggested Readings
The Embodied Nation: Race, Gender and the Politics of the Camera
Photographing the American Negro": Nation, Race, and Photography at the Paris Exposition of 1900
Techniques of the Imaginary Nation: Engendering Family Photography
"The Eye of Power": Cross-Class Looking
Private Eyes, Public Women: Images of Class and Sex in the Urban South, Atlanta, Georgia, 1913-1915
Margaret Bourke-White's Red Coat; or, Slumming in the Thirties
Suggested Readings
Home and Nation: Imagining the "All-American" Family
The Kind of People Who Make Good Americans: Nationalism and Life's Family Ideal
Visual Culture and Working Class Community: Photography and the Organizing of the Steelworkers' Union in Chicago
Sit-coms and Suburbs: Positioning the 1950's Homemaker
The Eye of Difference: The Politics of Appearance
The Zoot-Suit and Style Warfare
Looking Jewish, Seeing Jews
Troubling Sights (Sites): Visual Maps and America's "Others"
The Photograph as an Intersection of Gazes
When Strangers Bring Cameras: The Poetics and Politics of Othered Places
Suggested Readings
"Reading the Visual Record"
List of Visual Archives