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Title Black Matrilineage, Photography, and Representation : Another Way of Knowing / edited by Lesly Deschler Canossi and Zoraida Lopez-Diago.

Publication Info. Leuven : Leuven University Press, 2022
Baltimore, Md. : Project MUSE, 0000

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Description 1 online resource (1 EPUB unpaged)
Series Book collections on Project MUSE.
Note Issued as part of book collections on Project MUSE.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary Black Matrilineage, Photography, and Representation questions how the Black female body, specifically the Black maternal body, navigates interlocking structures that place a false narrative on her body and that of her maternal ancestors. Drawing on a wide range of scholarly inquiry and contemporary art, this book addresses these misconceptions and fills in the gaps that exist in the photographic representation of Black motherhood, mothering, and mutual care within Black communities. The essays and interviews, paired with a curated selection of images, address the complicated relationship between Blackness and photography and in particular its gendered dimension, its relationship to health, sexuality, and digital culture -- primarily in the context of racialized heteronormativity. This collection, then, challenges racist images and discourses, both historically and in its persistence in contemporary society, while reclaiming the innate brilliance of Black women through personal stories, history, political acts, connections to place, moments of pleasure, and communal celebration. This visual exploration of Black motherhood through pictures made by Black woman--identifying photographers thus serves as a reflection of the past and a portal to the future and contributes to recent scholarship on the complexity of Black life and Black joy. This book emerges from the project Women Picturing Revolution. For more information, visit
Local Note JSTOR Books at JSTOR Open Access
Subject Photography of women -- History.
Motherhood in art -- History.
Mothers in art -- History.
Women, Black, in art -- History.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Lopez-Diago, Zoraida, editor.
Canossi, Lesly Deschler, editor.
Project Muse, distributor.
Other Form: Print version: 9789462702868
ISBN 9789462702868 (electronic bk.)
9462702861 (electronic bk.)
9789461664730 (electronic bk.)
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9789461664631 (electronic bk.)
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