Looking for America
An Historical Introduction to the Visual in American Studies
By (author) Ardis Cameron
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Looking for America by Ardis Cameron
Book Description"Looking for America: The Visual Production of Nation and People" is a groundbreaking collection that explores the 'visual' in defining the kaleidoscope of American experience and American identity in the 20th century. The book covers enduringly important topics in American history: nationhood, class, politics of identity, and the visual mapping of 'others'; and, includes editorial introductions, suggested readings, a primer on how to 'read' an image, and a guide to visual archives and collections. This is a well-illustrated book for those in American Studies and related fields eager to incorporate the visual into their teaching - and telling - of the American story.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781405114660
(228mm x 153mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 10-Nov-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Explores the 'visual' in defining the kaleidoscope of American experience and American identity in the 20th century. This book covers important topics in American history: nationhood, class, politics of identity, and the visual mapping of 'others'.
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Author Biography - Ardis Cameron
Ardis Cameron is Professor of American and New England Studies, University of Southern Maine. She is author of Radicals of the Worst Sort: The Laboring of Lawrence, 1860-1912 (1993). She received a Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities and a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship for her work in progress, Tales of Peyton Place: The Biography of a Big Book.
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