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...

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Main Author: Abel, Elizabeth, 1945- (Author)
Format: eBook
Published: Berkeley : University of California Press, 2010.
Online Access:CONNECT
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.