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Seeing through race [electronic resource] : a reinterpretation of civil rights photography / Martin A. Berger ; foreword by David J. Garrow.

By: Berger, Martin A.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, c2011Description: 1 online resource (xii, 243 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9780520948341 (electronic bk.); 0520948343 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Civil rights movements -- United States -- History -- 20th century | Whites -- United States -- Attitudes -- History -- 20th century | African Americans -- Civil rights -- History -- 20th century | African Americans -- Social conditions -- History -- 20th century | Photography -- Social aspects -- United States -- History -- 20th century | Documentary photography -- Social aspects -- United States -- History -- 20th century | Photojournalism -- Social aspects -- United States -- History -- 20th century | United States -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century | United States -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century | Political Science | History | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Freedom & Security -- Civil Rights | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Freedom & Security -- Human RightsGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Seeing through race.DDC classification: 323.1196/073 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Introduction : the iconic photographs of civil rights -- The formulas of documentary photography -- White shame, white empathy -- Perfect victims and imperfect tactics -- The lost images of civil rights.
Summary: 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.
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"George Gund Foundation imprint in African American studies."

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Introduction : the iconic photographs of civil rights -- The formulas of documentary photography -- White shame, white empathy -- Perfect victims and imperfect tactics -- The lost images of civil rights.

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.

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