Seeing Race in Modern America (Paperback)Matthew Pratt Guterl (author)
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Zooming out for the bigger picture, Guterl illuminates the long history of the practice of seeing - and believing in - race, and reveals that our troublesome faith in the details discerned by the discriminating glance is widespread and very popular. In so doing, he upends the possibility of a postracial society by revealing how deeply race is embedded in our culture, with implications that are often matters of life and death.
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
Number of pages: 248
Weight: 525 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 17 mm
Illustrates how race continues to operate as subtext in the world of ideas, coloring our expectations and, more important, our personal and political decisions.--Chronicle of Higher Education
Seeing Race is primarily a modern expose of race in popular culture.--North Carolina Historical Review
An engaging read. . . . A general audience would appreciate this engaging and topical book, while U.S. Historians will appreciate Guterl's take on how race is depicted in popular culture.--Journal of Southern History
Open[s] up questions that will no doubt shape future inquiry in the field of race and visual culture studies for years to come.--American Literary History Online Review
This rigorous and insightful book provides a careful investigation on an often overlooked topic.--Publishers Weekly
The book's greatest strength: its ability to open up discussion and enliven rather than limit debate.--Journal of American History
Guterl's evidence throughout is compelling, his writing and analysis is crisp and clear, and his visual examples are powerful--if not stunning.--American Quarterly
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