Signs of the times : the visual politics of Jim Crow /
Signs of the Times traces the career of Jim Crow signs--simplified in cultural memory to the'colored/white'labels that demarcated the public spaces of the American South--from their intellectual and political origins in the second half of the nineteenth century through their dismantling by...
University of California Press,
Table of Contents:
- Introduction: Jim Crow's cultural turns
- American graffiti: the social life of Jim Crow signs
- The signs of race in the language of photography
- Cultural memory and the conditions of visibility: the circulation of Jim Crow photographs
- Restroom doors and drinking fountains: perspective, mobility, and the fluid grounds of race and gender
- The eyeball and the wall: eating, seeing, and the nation
- Double take: photography, cinema, and the segregated theater
- Upside down and inside out : camera work, spectatorship, and the chronotope of the colored balcony
- Remaking racial signs: activism and photography in the theater of the sit-ins
- Afterword: contemporary turns.