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The Resource Civil rights childhood : picturing liberation in African American photobooks, Katharine Capshaw

Civil rights childhood : picturing liberation in African American photobooks, Katharine Capshaw

Label
Civil rights childhood : picturing liberation in African American photobooks
Title
Civil rights childhood
Title remainder
picturing liberation in African American photobooks
Statement of responsibility
Katharine Capshaw
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Childhood joy, pleasure, and creativity are not often associated with the civil rights movement. Their ties to the movement may have faded from historical memory, but these qualities received considerable photographic attention in that tumultuous era. Katharine Capshaw's Civil Rights Childhood reveals how the Black child has been--and continues to be--a social agent that demands change. Because children carry a compelling aura of human value and potential, images of African American children in the wake of Brown v. Board of Education had a powerful effect on the fight for civil rights. In the iconography of Emmett Till and the girls murdered in the 1963 Birmingham church bombings, Capshaw explores the function of children's photographic books and the image of the Black child in social justice campaigns for school integration and the civil rights movement. Drawing on works ranging from documentary photography, coffee-table and art books, and popular historical narratives and photographic picture books for the very young, Civil Rights Childhood sheds new light on images of the child and family that portrayed liberatory models of Blackness, but it also considers the role photographs played in the desire for consensus and closure with the rise of multiculturalism. Offering rich analysis, Capshaw recovers many obscure texts and photographs while at the same time placing major names like Langston Hughes, June Jordan, and Toni Morrison in dialogue with lesser-known writers. An important addition to thinking about representation and politics, Civil Rights Childhood ultimately shows how the photobook--and the aspirations of childhood itself--encourage cultural transformation"--Publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Capshaw, Katharine
Dewey number
323.1196/073009045
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans
  • Civil rights movements
  • Social justice
  • African American children
  • African American children
  • Picture books
  • Photography
  • Art and social action
  • African American arts
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
Civil rights childhood : picturing liberation in African American photobooks, Katharine Capshaw
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Friendship, Sympathy, Social Change -- Pictures and Nonfiction : Conduct and Coffee Tables -- Today : Framing Freedom in Mississippi -- The Black Arts Movement : Childhood as Liberatory Process -- Blurring the Childhood Image : Representations of the Civil Rights Narrative -- Conclusion: A Text for Trayvon
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxv, 344 pages
Isbn
9780816694051
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2014027722
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (DLC) 2014027722
  • 230851
Label
Civil rights childhood : picturing liberation in African American photobooks, Katharine Capshaw
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Friendship, Sympathy, Social Change -- Pictures and Nonfiction : Conduct and Coffee Tables -- Today : Framing Freedom in Mississippi -- The Black Arts Movement : Childhood as Liberatory Process -- Blurring the Childhood Image : Representations of the Civil Rights Narrative -- Conclusion: A Text for Trayvon
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxv, 344 pages
Isbn
9780816694051
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2014027722
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (DLC) 2014027722
  • 230851

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