On the Sleeve of the Visual

On the Sleeve of the Visual

Race as Face Value

eBook - 2013
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"In this landmark work of critical theory, black studies, and visual culture studies, Alessandra Raengo boldly reads race as a theory of the image. By placing emphasis on the surface of the visual as the repository of its meaning, race presents the most enduring ontological approach to what images are, how they feel, and what they mean. Having established her theoretical concerns, the author's eclectic readings of various artifacts of visual culture, fine arts, cinema, and rhetorical tropes provoke and destabilize readers' visual comfort zone, forcing them to recognize the unstated racial aspects of viewing and the foundational role of race in informing the visual."--Back cover.
Publisher: Hanover, New Hampshire : Dartmouth, [2013]
ISBN: 9781611684490
1611684498
9781299558892
1299558895
1584659742
1584659750
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xiii, 232 pages) : illustrations

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