Lynching Photographs (BOK)

Dora Apel, Shawn Michelle Smith

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Why do we look at lynching photographs? What is the basis for our curiosity, rage, indignation, or revulsion? Beginning in the late nineteenth century, nearly five thousand blacks were put to death at the hands of lynch mobs throughout America. In many communities, it was a public event, to be witnessed, recorded, and made available by means of photographs. In this book, the art historian Dora Apel and the American Studies scholar Shawn Michelle Smith examine lynching photographs as a way of analyzing photography's historical role in promoting and resisting racial violence. They further suggest how these photographs continue to affect the politics of spectatorship. In clear prose, and with carefully chosen images, the authors chart the history of lynching photographs - their meanings, uses, and controversial display - and offer terms in which to understand our responsibilities as viewers and citizens.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2008 Forfatter Dora Apel, Shawn Michelle Smith
University Press Group Ltd
ISBN 9780520253322
Antall sider 110 Dimensjoner 15,2cm x 20,3cm x 0,6cm
Vekt 36 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Social & cultural history, Penology & punishment, Photographs: portraits, Photographic reportage