The Resource Seeing race in modern America, Matthew Pratt Guterl

Seeing race in modern America, Matthew Pratt Guterl

Label
Seeing race in modern America
Title
Seeing race in modern America
Statement of responsibility
Matthew Pratt Guterl
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In this fiercely urgent book, Matthew Pratt Guterl focuses on how and why we come to see race in very particular ways. What does it mean to see someone as a color? As racially mixed or ethnically ambiguous? What history makes such things possible? Drawing creatively from advertisements, YouTube videos, and everything in between, Guterl redirects our understanding of racial sight away from the dominant categories of color--away from brown and yellow and black and white--and instead insists that we confront the visual practices that make those same categories seem so irrefutably important"--
  • "In this fiercely urgent book, Matthew Pratt Guterl focuses on how and why we come to see race in very particular ways. What does it mean to see someone as a color? As racially mixed or ethnically ambiguous? What history makes such things possible? Drawing creatively from advertisements, YouTube videos, and everything in between, Guterl redirects our understanding of racial sight away from the dominant categories of color--away from brown and yellow and black and white--and instead insists that we confront the visual practices that make those same categories seem so irrefutably important. 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"--
Assigning source
  • Provided by publisher
  • Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
305.800973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
Text in English
LC call number
E184.A1
LC item number
G963 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Seeing race in modern America, Matthew Pratt Guterl
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-220) and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. Close-ups: The devil in the details -- part II. Group portraits: Looking for contrast -- part III. Multiple exposures. The evidence of things not easily seen
Control code
ocn858282226
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 224 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781469612522
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt14r83m7
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b36387381
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)858282226
  • acaebk1469612526

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
      -38.195656 144.304955
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