The Image of Whiteness

From the advent of early colonial photography in the 19th century to contemporary "white savior" social-media images, photography continues to play an integral role in the maintenance of white sovereignty.

The Image of Whiteness

Author: Claudia Rankine

Publisher: Spbh Editions

ISBN: 9781999814496

Page: 224

View: 437

How contemporary photographers have subverted the constructions and complicities of whiteness From the advent of early colonial photography in the 19th century to contemporary "white savior" social-media images, photography continues to play an integral role in the maintenance of white sovereignty. As various scholars have shown, the technology of the camera is not innocent, and nor are the images it produces. In this way, the invention and continuance of the "white race" is not just a political, social and legal phenomenon, it is also a complexly visual one. In a time of revivified fascisms, from Donald Trump to Tommy Robinson, we must attempt to locate the image of whiteness anew, so that we can better understand its nonsensical construction. What does whiteness look like, and how might we begin to trace an anti-racist history of artistic resistance that works against it? The Image of Whitenessseeks to introduce its reader to some important extracts from the troubling story of whiteness, to describe its falsehoods, its paradoxes and its oppressive nature, and to highlight some of the crucial work photographic artists have done to subvert and critique its image. Edited by writer and photography scholar Daniel C. Blight, The Image of Whitenessincludes the work of artists Abdul Abdullah, Agata Madejska, Broomberg & Chanarin, Buck Ellison, John Lucas & Claudia Rankine, David Birkin, Hank Willis Thomas, Kajal Nisha Patel, Michelle Dizon & Viet Le, Nancy Burson, Nate Lewis, Libita Clayton, Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Richard Misrach, Sophie Gabrielle, Stacy Kranitz and Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa.

The Image of Whiteness Contemporary Photography and Racialization

What does whiteness look like, and how might we begin to trace an anti-racist history of artistic resistance that works against it?0'The Image of Whiteness' seeks to introduce its reader to some important extracts from the troubling story ...

The Image of Whiteness  Contemporary Photography and Racialization

Author: Daniel Blight

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 256

View: 227

From the advent of early colonial photography in the 19th century to contemporary ?white savior? social-media images, photography continues to play an integral role in the maintenance of white sovereignty. As various scholars have shown, the technology of the camera is not innocent, and nor are the images it produces.0In this way, the invention and continuance of the ?white race? is not just a political, social and legal phenomenon, it is also a complexly visual one. In a time of revivified fascisms, from Donald Trump to Tommy Robinson, we must attempt to locate the image of whiteness anew, so that we can better understand its nonsensical construction. What does whiteness look like, and how might we begin to trace an anti-racist history of artistic resistance that works against it?0'The Image of Whiteness' seeks to introduce its reader to some important extracts from the troubling story of whiteness, to describe its falsehoods, its paradoxes and its oppressive nature, and to highlight some of the crucial work photographic artists have done to subvert and critique its image.

The Complete Book of Holograms

(b) To illustrate the text discussion of production of a black-and-white image.
Projection holograms offer another advantage besides their unusual floating
images. Although they are transmission holograms, they are viewable with white
light ...

The Complete Book of Holograms

Author: Joseph E. Kasper

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486152715

Page: 224

View: 449

Clear, thorough account, without complicated mathematics, explains geometric and zone plate holography and the different types of holograms, along with step-by-step instructions for making holograms. 116 illustrations.

Race Frameworks

In fact, in a world saturated with loving images of Whiteness, people of color find
it hard to hate Whites and Whiteness, and much easier to adore it or, worse, turn
the necrophiliac gaze on themselves through self-hatred. The turn to White ...

Race Frameworks

Author: Zeus Leonardo

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807772658

Page: 217

View: 237

This is a comprehensive introduction to the main frameworks for thinking about, conducting research on, and teaching about race and racism in education. Renowned theoretician and philosopher Zeus Leonardo surveys the dominant race theories and, more specifically, focuses on those frameworks that are considered essential to cultivating a critical attitude toward race and racism. The book examines four frameworks: Critical Race Theory (CRT), Marxism, Whiteness Studies, and Cultural Studies. A critique follows each framework in order to analyze its strengths and set its limits. The last chapter offers a theory of race ambivalence, which combines aspects of all four theories into one framework. Engaging and cutting edge, Race Frameworks is a foundational text suitable for courses in education and criticalrace studies.

Racial Imperatives

Within the rhetoric of dominant racial logic, the signifying power of white skin has
always required the concomitant ... just as Alice Rhinelander assumed the image
of whiteness (albeit, in an allegedly fraudulent capacity), so, too, did Leonard.

Racial Imperatives

Author: Nadine Ehlers

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253005361

Page: 200

View: 618

Nadine Ehlers examines the constructions of blackness and whiteness cultivated in the U.S. imaginary and asks, how do individuals become racial subjects? She analyzes anti-miscegenation law, statutory definitions of race, and the rhetoric surrounding the phenomenon of racial passing to provide critical accounts of racial categorization and norms, the policing of racial behavior, and the regulation of racial bodies as they are underpinned by demarcations of sexuality, gender, and class. Ehlers places the work of Michel Foucault, Judith Butler’s account of performativity, and theories of race into conversation to show how race is a form of discipline, that race is performative, and that all racial identity can be seen as performative racial passing. She tests these claims through an excavation of the 1925 "racial fraud" case of Rhinelander v. Rhinelander and concludes by considering the possibilities for racial agency, extending Foucault’s later work on ethics and "technologies of the self" to explore the potential for racial transformation.

The Paternalism of Partnership

One exception , which considers images of white people in Tanzania , is a paper
by William Isaac Mjema entitled ... on how images of Europe were formed during
the colonial period and also briefly touches upon images of whiteness in ...

The Paternalism of Partnership

Author: Maria Baaz Eriksson

Publisher: Zed Books

ISBN: 9781842774151

Page: 212

View: 480

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Pedagogies Physical Culture and Visual Methods

On the other hand, when he selects two images that portray white people, he
doesn't mention their race: “There's a male football player, he's all uniformed up. .
.and then there's a girl with the football.” As to an image of white men playing ...

Pedagogies  Physical Culture  and Visual Methods

Author: Laura Azzarito

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136291970

Page: 256

View: 569

To understand and more creatively capture the social world, visual methods have increasingly become used by researchers in the social sciences and education. However, despite the rapid development of visual-based knowledge, and despite the obvious links between human movement and visual forms of understanding, visual research has been scarce in the fields of physical culture and physical education pedagogy. This groundbreaking book is the first to mark a "visual turn" in understanding and researching physical culture and pedagogies, offering innovative, image-based research that reveals key issues in the domains of sport, health, and physical education studies. Integrating visual research into physical culture and pedagogy studies, the book provides the reader with different ways of "seeing", looking at, and critically engaging with physical culture. Since human movement is increasingly created, established, and pedagogized beyond traditional educational sites such as schools, sport clubs, and fitness gyms, the book also explores the notion of visual pedagogy in wider physical culture, helping the reader to understand how visual-based technologies such as television, the internet, and mobile phones are central to people’s engagement with physical culture today. The book demonstrates how the visual creates dynamic pedagogical tools for revealing playful forms of embodiment, and offers the reader a range of visual methods, from researcher-produced photo analysis to participatory-centred visual approaches, that will enhance their own study of physical culture. Pedagogies, Physical Culture and Visual Methods is important reading for all advanced students and researchers with an interest in human movement, physical education, physical culture, sport studies, and research methods in education.

Femmes Fatales

It is as though white femininity were forcefully disengaged from blackness once
and for all in the process of commodification of the image of white female
sexuality.14 Such a commodification is already announced by the neon sign
flashing ...

Femmes Fatales

Author: Mary Ann Doane

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136639047

Page: 324

View: 742

A major work of feminist film criticism examining questions of sexual difference, the female body and the female spectator through a discussion of such figures as Pabst's Lulu and Rita Hayworth's Gilda.

The Paper Bag Principle

How are these determinations directly attributed to the image of white
womanhood ? In the blues tradition , both rural and urban , the relationship
between sexuality — the “ nature ” of women — and hue is repeated frequently
enough to lend ...

The Paper Bag Principle

Author: Audrey Elisa Kerr

Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press

ISBN: 9781572334625

Page: 145

View: 673

The Paper Bag Principle: Class, Colorism, and Rumor in the Case of Black Washington, D.C. considers the function of oral history in shaping community dynamics among African American residents of the nation's capitol. The only attempt to document rumor and legends relating to complexion in black communities, The Paper Bag Principle looks at the divide that has existed between the black elite and the black "folk." The Paper Bag Principle focuses on three objectives: to record lore related to the "paper bag principle" (the set of attitudes that granted blacks with light skin higher status in black communities); to investigate the impact that this "principle" has had on the development of black community consciousness; and to link this material to power that results from proximity to whiteness. The Paper Bag Principle is sure to appeal to scholars and historians interested in African American studies, cultural studies, oral history, folklore, and ethnic and urban studies.

Pictures of the Heart

The Hyakunin Isshu in Word and Image Joshua S. Mostow ... no tsuki to miru
made ni yoshino no sato ni fureru shira-yukivl So that I thought it the light of the
lingering moon at dawn — the white snow that has fallen on the village of
Yoshino.

Pictures of the Heart

Author: Joshua S. Mostow

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824817053

Page: 522

View: 444

The Hyakunin Isshu, or One Hundred Poets, One Poem Each collection, is a sequence of one hundred Japanese poems in the tanka form, selected by the famous poet and scholar Fujiwara no Teika (1162-1241) and arranged, in part, to represent the history of Japanese poetry from the seventh century down to Teika's own day. The anthology is, without doubt, the most popular and widely known collection of poetry in Japan - a distinction it has maintained for hundreds of years. In this study, Joshua Mostow challenges the idea of a final or authoritative reading of the Hyakunin Isshu and presents a refreshing, persuasive case for a reception history of this seminal work. In addition to providing a new translation of this classic text and biographical information on each poet, Mostow examines issues relating to text and image that are central to the Japanese arts from the Heian into the early modern period. By using Edo-period woodblock illustrations as pictorializations of the poems - as "pictures of the heart," or meaning, of the poems - text and image are pieced together in a holistic approach that will stand as a model for further research in the interrelationship between Japanese visual and verbal art.

Faulkner and Whiteness

negotiating. the. marble. bonds. of. whiteness. Hybridity and Imperial Impulse in
Faulkner ... This figure is important because it is an image of whiteness that
functions as a trope of hybridity: a hybrid body that at least partially if not
completely ...

Faulkner and Whiteness

Author: Jay Watson

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781617030215

Page: 256

View: 563

William Faulkner wrote during a tumultuous period in southern racial consciousness, between the years of the enactment of Jim Crow and the beginnings of the civil rights movement in the South. Throughout the writer's career racial paradigms were in flux, and these shifting notions are reflected in Faulkner's prose. Faulkner's fiction contains frequent questions about the ways in which white Americans view themselves with regard to race along with challenges to the racial codes and standards of the region, and complex portrayals of the interactions between blacks and whites. Throughout his work Faulkner contests white identity-its performance by whites and those passing for white, its role in shaping the South, and its assumption of normative identity in opposition to nonwhite "Others." This is true even in novels without a strong visible African American presence, such as As I Lay Dying, The Hamlet, The Town, and The Mansion. Faulkner and Whiteness explores the ways in which Faulkner’s fiction addresses and de-stabilizes the concept of whiteness in American culture. Collectively, the essays argue that whiteness, as part of the Nobel Laureate's consistent querying of racial dynamics, is a central element. This anthology places Faulkner’s oeuvre-and scholarly views of it-in the contexts of its contemporary literature and academic trends exploring race and texts.

Performing Whiteness

CHAPTER FIVE Performing The "good" White iteness as a construct depends on
myths and distortions. ... When one takes even the most cursory glance at cinema
history, one is confronted with the predominating image of whiteness. Studies ...

Performing Whiteness

Author: Gwendolyn Audrey Foster

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791456286

Page: 180

View: 710

Explores how whiteness is culturally constructed in American films.

Performing Exile Performing Self

Why is Walcott still going onabout the collisions between whiteblack,
creoleclassic, oldnew world? ... the stillness of history, unable to free himself from
the image of whiteness asitis part of himself” (King, Derek Walcott: A Caribbean
Life, 287).

Performing Exile  Performing Self

Author: Y. Meerzon

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230371914

Page: 350

View: 718

This book examines the life and art of those contemporary artists who by force or by choice find themselves on other shores. It argues that the exilic challenge enables the émigré artist to (re)establish new artistic devices, new laws and a new language of communication in both his everyday life and his artistic work.

Hideous Progeny

The film's formalist images clearly construct an image of the idealized white body
that opposes the film's degenerate and ... 95 The images of white statuary that
preoccupy the film affirm, for Wexman, the association of idealized beauty with ...

Hideous Progeny

Author: Angela Smith

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231527853

Page: 384

View: 955

Twisted bodies, deformed faces, aberrant behavior, and abnormal desires characterized the hideous creatures of classic Hollywood horror, which thrilled audiences with their sheer grotesqueness. Most critics have interpreted these traits as symptoms of sexual repression or as metaphors for other kinds of marginalized identities, yet Angela M. Smith conducts a richer investigation into the period's social and cultural preoccupations. She finds instead a fascination with eugenics and physical and cognitive debility in the narrative and spectacle of classic 1930s horror, heightened by the viewer's desire for visions of vulnerability and transformation. Reading such films as Dracula (1931), Frankenstein (1931), Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931), Freaks (1932), and Mad Love (1935) against early-twentieth-century disability discourse and propaganda on racial and biological purity, Smith showcases classic horror's dependence on the narratives of eugenics and physiognomics. She also notes the genre's conflicted and often contradictory visualizations. Smith ultimately locates an indictment of biological determinism in filmmakers' visceral treatments, which take the impossibility of racial improvement and bodily perfection to sensationalistic heights. Playing up the artifice and conventions of disabled monsters, filmmakers exploited the fears and yearnings of their audience, accentuating both the perversity of the medical and scientific gaze and the debilitating experience of watching horror. Classic horror films therefore encourage empathy with the disabled monster, offering captive viewers an unsettling encounter with their own impairment. Smith's work profoundly advances cinema and disability studies, in addition to general histories concerning the construction of social and political attitudes toward the Other.

Zbigniew Preisner s Three Colors Trilogy Blue White Red

image (or non-image) of absence and lack: a living death of the soul, if not
literally of the body. The idea of white as absence emerges forcibly in Richard
Dyer's theorizing of representations of whiteness in white people's imagery, and ...

Zbigniew Preisner s Three Colors Trilogy  Blue  White  Red

Author: Nicholas W. Reyland

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810883651

Page: 482

View: 869

Director Krzysztof Kieslowski's Three Colors trilogy—Blue (1993), White (1993), and Red (1994)—is one of the great achievements of European film. A meditation on liberty, equality, and fraternity, these three films marked the culmination of the director's career, as well as the zenith of one of the most important creative collaborations in 20th-century cinema-between Kieslowski, scriptwriter Krzysztof Piesiewicz, and composer Zbigniew Preisner. Thanks to their close working relationship, music for the Three Colors trilogy achieves both a focal narrative and philosophical function. At times, Preisner's music advances the narrative independently of the films' other codes; at other times, it creates a metaphorical space into which the audience is invited in order to read for "deeper" messages. As the first major scholarly treatment of Preisner's music, Nicholas Reyland's Zbigniew Preisner's Three Colors Trilogy: A Film Score Guide fills an important void in film score scholarship. In this guide, Reyland analyzes the historical context of the film scores, the life of the composer, the hermeneutic and narrative role of the music within the film, and the musical scoring techniques used for the trilogy. This volume also draws on an interplay of established "classic" approaches to analyzing film music and more recent approaches in the exploration of its themes and readings. In addition, the composer's willingness to be interviewed by Reyland enhances the musicological scholarship of this book, giving the reader privileged access into the process of scoring. A significant contribution to both film studies and musicological literature, this book celebrates one of the great cinematic achievements of the last few decades.

Existence in Black

The picture show , you know . ... Claudette Colbert is a towering image of
whiteness in the film . She appears in a dazzling white , contour - enhancing
gown - a reiterative second skin - at one point in Imitation , and generates a
dominant ...

Existence in Black

Author: Lewis R. Gordon

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415914512

Page: 328

View: 821

This collection of essays and reviews represents the most significant and comprehensive writing on Shakespeare's A Comedy of Errors. Miola's edited work also features a comprehensive critical history, coupled with a full bibliography and photographs of major productions of the play from around the world. In the collection, there are five previously unpublished essays. The topics covered in these new essays are women in the play, the play's debt to contemporary theater, its critical and performance histories in Germany and Japan, the metrical variety of the play, and the distinctly modern perspective on the play as containing dark and disturbing elements. To compliment these new essays, the collection features significant scholarship and commentary on The Comedy of Errors that is published in obscure and difficulty accessible journals, newspapers, and other sources. This collection brings together these essays for the first time.

Marianne Moore Elizabeth Bishop and May Swenson

black versus white in the earlier poem , Bishop relentlessly deconstructs the
traditional alignment of whiteness and ideality in ... Twelve short stanzas link
image after image of whiteness into a cohesive scene , like a series of props ,
while the ...

Marianne Moore  Elizabeth Bishop  and May Swenson

Author: Kirstin Hotelling Zona

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472113040

Page: 187

View: 819

Provides a new perspective on three important women poets-and challenges prevailing notions of feminist criticism

The Crucible of Race

Black-White Relations in the American South since Emancipation Joel
Williamson ... idealism to build up a positive image for white Southerners just as
DuBois drew materials from the same source to construct a positive image for
blacks.

The Crucible of Race

Author: Joel Williamson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019802049X

Page: 592

View: 605

This landmark work provides a fundamental reinterpretation of the American South in the years since the Civil War, especially the decades after Reconstruction, from 1877 to 1920. Covering all aspects of Southern life--white and black, conservative and progressive, literary and political--it offers a new understanding of the forces that shaped the South of today.

Raising Racists

White southern adults, in an effort to preserve their social and political authority,
created a culture for their youth. The vocabulary, stories, texts, cultural images,
and rituals with which white southerners surrounded their children normalized ...

Raising Racists

Author: Kristina DuRocher

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 0813139848

Page: 248

View: 767

White southerners recognized that the perpetuation of segregation required whites of all ages to uphold a strict social order -- especially the young members of the next generation. White children rested at the core of the system of segregation between 1890 and 1939 because their participation was crucial to ensuring the future of white supremacy. Their socialization in the segregated South offers an examination of white supremacy from the inside, showcasing the culture's efforts to preserve itself by teaching its beliefs to the next generation. In Raising Racists: The Socialization of White Children in the Jim Crow South, author Kristina DuRocher reveals how white adults in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries continually reinforced race and gender roles to maintain white supremacy. DuRocher examines the practices, mores, and traditions that trained white children to fear, dehumanize, and disdain their black neighbors. Raising Racists combines an analysis of the remembered experiences of a racist society, how that society influenced children, and, most important, how racial violence and brutality shaped growing up in the early-twentieth-century South.

Whiteness a Wayward Construction

Whiteness, A Wayward Construction, is a thought provoking publication exploring the image of ""whiteness"" in the public imagination as seen through contemporary art, instead of through historical development.

Whiteness  a Wayward Construction

Author: Tyler Stallings

Publisher: Fellows of Contemporary Art

ISBN:

Page: 151

View: 109

"What does it mean to be ""white"" in America and how have artists over the past decade explored and addressed this issue in their art? Whiteness, A Wayward Construction, is a thought provoking publication exploring the image of ""whiteness"" in the public imagination as seen through contemporary art, instead of through historical development. Author/curator Tyler Stallings' brilliant selection of contemporary works from the political 1990's movements establishes a deeper understanding regarding the over-whelming power that being ""white"" actually has over other races. Works by 26 artists are then grouped into three sections: ""White Out"", ""Mirror, Mirror..."", and the ""Graying of Whiteness"". Essays by David R. Roediger, Amelia Jones, and Ken Gonzales-Day. A brilliant exhibition preserved in an elegantly designed publication."