Imprisoned in a Luminous Glare: Photography and the African American Freedom Struggle

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Price
$43.13
Publisher
University of North Carolina Press
Publish Date
Pages
312
Dimensions
6.1 X 9.1 X 0.8 inches | 1.0 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781469609782

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About the Author

Leigh Raiford is associate professor of African American studies at the University of California, Berkeley.

Reviews

Imprisoned in a Luminous Glare is a valuable study of how visual culture acquires cognitive truth as politics.--The Year's Work in Critical and Cultural Theory


This is a sophisticated study, well above the useful level for public libraries....It is a compelling work unlike anything else presently offered in the field's scholarship.--Tennessee Libraries


[Raiford] convincingly shows that framing the movement through photography was as important and effective as boycotts, marches, and sit-ins in waging the struggle against white supremacy.--Journal of Southern History


An invaluable study of twentieth-century American visual culture.--Journal of American History


Raiford's examination of photography's participation during three critical moments in African American history is an exemplary and engaging work that advances the conversation of African Americans and the making of America. . . . [Her] work adds a welcomed voice and perspective to the visual dialogue between past and present.--American Studies Journal


Examines the role photography played in three social movements--anti-lynching, civil rights and black power. . . . by, for example, challenging demeaning representations of black Americans as ignorant or unfit for citizenship.--The Chronicle of Higher Education