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On the Sleeve of the Visual
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On the Sleeve of the Visual (Hardback)

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In this landmark work of critical theory, black studies, and visual culture studies, Alessandra Raengo boldly reads race as a theory of the image. By placing emphasis on the surface of the visual as the repository of its meaning, race presents the most enduring ontological approach to what images are, how they feel, and what they mean. Having established her theoretical concerns, the author's eclectic readings of various artifacts of visual culture, fine arts, cinema, and rhetorical tropes provoke and destabilize readers' visual comfort zone, forcing them to recognize the unstated racial aspects of viewing and the foundational role of race in informing the visual.

Philosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesCultural StudiesPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesMedia StudiesPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial groupsEthnic studiesBlack & Asian studies Publisher: University Press of New England Publication Date: 14/05/2013 ISBN-13: 9781584659754  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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ALESSANDRA RAENGO is an assistant professor of moving image studies in the Department of Communications at Georgia State University.

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