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Author Abel, Elizabeth, 1945-

Title Signs of the times [electronic resource] : the visual politics of Jim Crow / Elizabeth Abel.

Imprint Berkeley, Calif. : University of California Press, ©2010.

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Description 1 online resource ([ii], xx, 391 pages) : illustrations
Note "The George Gund Foundation imprint in African American studies."--Page [i] of preliminary pages.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: Jim Crow's cultural turns -- American graffiti: the social life of Jim Crow signs -- The signs of race in the language of photography -- Cultural memory and the conditions of visibility: the circulation of Jim Crow photographs -- Restroom doors and drinking fountains: perspective, mobility, and the fluid grounds of race and gender -- The eyeball and the wall: eating, seeing, and the nation -- Double take: photography, cinema, and the segregated theater -- Upside down and inside out : camera work, spectatorship, and the chronotope of the colored balcony -- Remaking racial signs: activism and photography in the theater of the sit-ins -- Afterword: contemporary turns.
Summary This work traces the career of Jim Crow signs from their intellectual and political origins in the second half of the 19th century through their dismantling by civil rights activists in the 1960s and '70s.
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Subject African Americans -- Segregation -- Southern States -- History -- 20th century.
Visual communication -- Southern States -- History -- 20th century.
Signs and signboards -- Southern States -- History -- 20th century.
Photography -- Social aspects -- Southern States -- History -- 20th century.
Racism in popular culture -- Southern States -- History -- 20th century.
Southern States -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century.
Chronological Term 1900 - 1999
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Abel, Elizabeth, 1945- Signs of the times. Berkeley, Calif. : University of California Press, ©2010 9780520261174 (DLC) 2009020570 (OCoLC)354895032
ISBN 9780520945869 (electronic bk.)
0520945867 (electronic bk.)
9780520261174 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0520261178 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780520261839 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
0520261836 (pbk. ; alk. paper)