Free Book Download

Welcome to Free Book Download! We have millions books to read online and download in PDF, EPUB format. Discover millions of free books including new releases and the best book collection. Sign up for free today and start reading and download instantly!
 
On Racial Icons

On Racial Icons

by Nicole R. Fleetwood
On Racial Icons
Buy at Amazon or Register For Free Download

Only registered user can read or download On Racial Icons book. Please register to get access to this book, don't worry this is free.

Reader Ratings & Reviews

5 star:
(249)
4 star:
(44)
3 star:
(19)
2 star:
(0)
1 star:
(0)
Average Rating (9.5 / 10)
(312 Reviews)

Other Suggested Books

Book Description

What meaning does the American public attach to images of key black political, social, and cultural figures? Considering photography’s role as a means of documenting historical progress, what is the representational currency of these images? How do racial icons “signify”?
 
Nicole R. Fleetwood’s answers to these questions will change the way you think about the next photograph that you see depicting a racial event, black celebrity, or public figure. In On Racial Icons, Fleetwood focuses a sustained look on photography in documenting black public life, exploring the ways in which iconic images function as celebrations of national and racial progress at times or as a gauge of collective racial wounds in moments of crisis.
 
Offering an overview of photography’s ability to capture shifting race relations, Fleetwood spotlights in each chapter a different set of iconic images in key sectors of public life. She considers flash points of racialized violence in photographs of Trayvon Martin and Emmett Till; the political, aesthetic, and cultural shifts marked by the rise of pop stars such as Diana Ross; and the power and precarity of such black sports icons as Serena Williams and LeBron James; and she does not miss Barack Obama and his family along the way. On Racial Icons is an eye-opener in every sense of the phrase.
 
Images from the book. (http://rutgerspress.rutgers.edu/pages/Fleetwood.aspx)

Related Book

Hidden Figures
Hidden Figures
A Raisin in the Sun
A Raisin in the Sun
The Fire Next Time
The Fire Next Time
Early African-American Classics
Early African-American Classics
Panther Baby
Panther Baby
The Other Wes Moore
The Other Wes Moore
Sister Outsider
Sister Outsider
A Taste of Power
A Taste of Power
On Racial Icons
On Racial Icons
Bird of Paradise
Bird of Paradise