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The Resource Only skin deep : changing visions of the American self, edited by Coco Fusco and Brian Wallis

Only skin deep : changing visions of the American self, edited by Coco Fusco and Brian Wallis

Label
Only skin deep : changing visions of the American self
Title
Only skin deep
Title remainder
changing visions of the American self
Statement of responsibility
edited by Coco Fusco and Brian Wallis
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"By bringing together a provocative selection of essays and images, Only Skin Deep: Changing Visions of the American Self addresses the issues of nation, race, and selfhood and how they are depicted in ways that are challenging and informative, prompting readers to consider the impact of photography on our everyday lives." "If photographs are chiefly responsible for perpetuating myths of American identity, can a different reading of these representations break down distorting stereotypes? This is the central question posed by Only Skin Deep. The authors in this book forcefully argue that race and nation - and, indeed, photography itself - are fictions, cultural constructions that shape our social interactions. Even as symbols, these photographic depictions of ethnic difference and cultural superiority have very real consequences. This collection of works and essays addresses, for example, the lingering consequences of American colonial expansion; the conflict between public and private visualizations of individuals; the role of commercial imagery in shaping gender roles; the impact of fantasy in ethnic or ethnographic photography; and the uses of science to provide justification for politicized depictions of "race."" "Accompanying a major exhibition of the same name, Only Skin Deep offers a critical rereading of the archive of the history of photography. This applies to the works of famous photographers - such as Dorothea Lange, Walker Evans, Ansel Adams, and Edward Steichen - as well as lesser-known historical figures, including Charles Eisenmann, Frances Benjamin Johnston, Will Soule, and Toyo Miyatake. A substantial part of the book is devoted to contemporary artists and photographers who have moved beyond the multicultural approach to representations of "race" and have made an investigation of the semiotics of cultural identity a prevalent theme over the past decade. Among the recent photographers included are: Nancy Burson, Nikki S. Lee, Glenn Ligon, Paul Pfeiffer, Hulleah Tsinhnahjinnie, Cindy Sherman, Lorna Simpson, and Andres Serrano."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
779/.2/0973074
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
TR680
LC item number
.O55 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
catalogs
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Fusco, Coco
  • Wallis, Brian
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Portrait photography
  • Race awareness
  • Portraits (Photographie)
  • Conscience de race
  • Portrait photography
  • Race awareness
  • United States
  • Histoire
  • Identité nationale
  • Impact social
  • Photographie américaine
  • Photographie (Image)
  • Portrait photographique
  • Racisme
  • États-Unis
  • Photographie
  • Race
  • identité
  • identité
Label
Only skin deep : changing visions of the American self, edited by Coco Fusco and Brian Wallis
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 404-408) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Nicholas Mirzoeff
  • Looking for empire in the U.S. colonial archive
  • Javier Morillo-Alicea
  • II. ASSIMILATE/IMPERSONATE
  • Black bodies, white science: Louis Agassiz's slave daguerreotypes
  • Brian Wallis
  • Prairie pinups: reconsidering historic portraits of American Indian women
  • Aleta M. Ringlero
  • No-movies: the art of false documents
  • C. Ondine Chavoya
  • Racial time, racial marks, racial metaphors
  • III. HUMANIZE/FETISHIZE
  • Skin head sex thing: racial difference and the homoerotic imaginary
  • Kobena Mercer
  • The consumption of lynching images
  • Leigh Raiford
  • Exposure
  • Deborah Willis
  • IV. ALL FOR ONE/ONE FOR ALL
  • On the matter of whiteness
  • Richard Dyer
  • Coco Fusco
  • Autonomy and the archive in America: reexamining the intersection of photography and stereotype
  • Lauri Firstenberg
  • Toyo Miyatake and "our world"
  • Karin Higa
  • Passing likeness: Dorothea Lange's "migrant mother" and the paradox of iconicity
  • Sally Stein
  • V. PROGRESS/REGRESS
  • Where truth ends and fantasy begins: postcards from the South Pacific
  • Caroline Vercoe
  • Morphologies: race as a visual technology
  • The theoretical status of the concept of race
  • Jennifer González
  • Howard Winant
  • I. LOOKING UP/LOOKING DOWN
  • The traffic in photographs
  • Allan Sekula
  • The shadow and the substance: race, photography and the index
Control code
ocm51764331
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
416 p.
Isbn
9780810991651
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2003004120
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o51764331
  • (OCoLC)51764331
Label
Only skin deep : changing visions of the American self, edited by Coco Fusco and Brian Wallis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 404-408) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Nicholas Mirzoeff
  • Looking for empire in the U.S. colonial archive
  • Javier Morillo-Alicea
  • II. ASSIMILATE/IMPERSONATE
  • Black bodies, white science: Louis Agassiz's slave daguerreotypes
  • Brian Wallis
  • Prairie pinups: reconsidering historic portraits of American Indian women
  • Aleta M. Ringlero
  • No-movies: the art of false documents
  • C. Ondine Chavoya
  • Racial time, racial marks, racial metaphors
  • III. HUMANIZE/FETISHIZE
  • Skin head sex thing: racial difference and the homoerotic imaginary
  • Kobena Mercer
  • The consumption of lynching images
  • Leigh Raiford
  • Exposure
  • Deborah Willis
  • IV. ALL FOR ONE/ONE FOR ALL
  • On the matter of whiteness
  • Richard Dyer
  • Coco Fusco
  • Autonomy and the archive in America: reexamining the intersection of photography and stereotype
  • Lauri Firstenberg
  • Toyo Miyatake and "our world"
  • Karin Higa
  • Passing likeness: Dorothea Lange's "migrant mother" and the paradox of iconicity
  • Sally Stein
  • V. PROGRESS/REGRESS
  • Where truth ends and fantasy begins: postcards from the South Pacific
  • Caroline Vercoe
  • Morphologies: race as a visual technology
  • The theoretical status of the concept of race
  • Jennifer González
  • Howard Winant
  • I. LOOKING UP/LOOKING DOWN
  • The traffic in photographs
  • Allan Sekula
  • The shadow and the substance: race, photography and the index
Control code
ocm51764331
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
416 p.
Isbn
9780810991651
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2003004120
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o51764331
  • (OCoLC)51764331

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