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Author Guterl, Matthew Pratt, 1970-

Title Seeing race in modern America / Matthew Pratt Guterl.

Publication Info. Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2013]

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Description 1 online resource (xii, 224 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-220) and index.
Summary "In this fiercely urgent book, Matthew Pratt Guterl focuses on how and why we come to see race in very particular ways. What does it mean to see someone as a color? As racially mixed or ethnically ambiguous? What history makes such things possible? Drawing creatively from advertisements, YouTube videos, and everything in between, Guterl redirects our understanding of racial sight away from the dominant categories of color--away from brown and yellow and black and white--and instead insists that we confront the visual practices that make those same categories seem so irrefutably important. Zooming out for the bigger picture, Guterl illuminates the long history of the practice of seeing--and believing in--race, and reveals that our troublesome faith in the details discerned by the discriminating glance is widespread and very popular. In so doing, he upends the possibility of a postracial society by revealing how deeply race is embedded in our culture, with implications that are often matters of life and death"-- Provided by publisher.
"In this fiercely urgent book, Matthew Pratt Guterl focuses on how and why we come to see race in very particular ways. What does it mean to see someone as a color? As racially mixed or ethnically ambiguous? What history makes such things possible? Drawing creatively from advertisements, YouTube videos, and everything in between, Guterl redirects our understanding of racial sight away from the dominant categories of color--away from brown and yellow and black and white--and instead insists that we confront the visual practices that make those same categories seem so irrefutably important"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents Part I. Close-ups: The devil in the details -- part II. Group portraits: Looking for contrast -- part III. Multiple exposures. The evidence of things not easily seen.
Language Text in English.
Local Note eBooks on EBSCOhost EBSCO eBook Subscription Academic Collection - North America
Subject Race discrimination -- United States.
Race discrimination -- United States -- Psychological aspects.
Race awareness -- United States.
Ethnicity -- United States -- Public opinion.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Guterl, Matthew Pratt, 1970- Seeing race in modern America 9781469610689 (DLC) 2013015590 (OCoLC)838415607
ISBN 9781469612522 (electronic bk.)
1469612526 (electronic bk.)
9781469610689 (hardback)
146961068X (hardback)