Lynching Photographs Paperback – Jan 5 2008
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"With admirable courage, Dora Apel and Shawn Michelle Smith examine lynching photographs that are horrifying, shameful, and elusive; with admirable sensitivity they help us delve into the meaning and legacy of these difficult images. They show us how the images change when viewed from different perspectives, they reveal how the photographs have continued to affect popular culture and political debates, and they delineate how the pictures produce a dialectic of shame and atonement."Ashraf H. A. Rushdy, author of Neo-Slave Narratives and Remembering Generations
"This thoughtful and engaging book offers a highly accessible yet theoretically sophisticated discussion of a painful, complicated, and unavoidable subject. Apel and Smith, employing complementary (and sometimes overlapping) methodological approaches to reading these images, impress upon us how inextricable photography and lynching are, and how we cannot comprehend lynching without making sense of its photographic representations."Leigh Raiford, co-editor of The Civil Rights Movement in American Memory
"Our newspapers have recently been filled with photographs of mutilated, tortured bodies from both war fronts and domestic arenas. How do we understand such photographs? Why do people take them? Why do we look at them? The two essays by Apel and Smith address photographs of lynching, but their analysis can be applied to a broader spectrum of images presenting ritual or spectacle killings."Frances Pohl, author of Framing America: A Social History of American Art
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Pages 1- 10 Introduction.
The 5 or 6 photos are repeated once or twice.
The last 30 pages are notes.
I'm going to try a different book.
**RECOMMENDED FOR African American studies majors, Sociology majors and Race Relations studies as well as Political Science.
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