Seeing Through Race

Seeing Through Race

A Reinterpretation of Civil Rights Photography

eBook - 2011
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Seeing through Race is a boldly original reinterpretation of the iconic photographs of the black civil rights struggle. Martin A. Berger's provocative and groundbreaking study shows how the very pictures credited with arousing white sympathy, and thereby paving the way for civil rights legislation, actually limited the scope of racial reform in the 1960s. Berger analyzes many of these famous images--dogs and fire hoses turned against peaceful black marchers in Birmingham, tear gas and clubs wielded against voting-rights marchers in Selma--and argues that because white sympathy was dependent on p.
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2011
ISBN: 9780520948341
0520948343
9780520268630
0520268636
9780520268647
0520268644
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xii, 243 pages) : illustrations

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