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On the Sleeve of the Visual: Race as Face Value
by Alessandra Raengo
Dartmouth College Press, 2013
Cloth: 978-1-58465-975-4 | eISBN: 978-1-61168-449-0 | Paper: 978-1-58465-974-7
Library of Congress Classification P94.5.B55R34 2013
Dewey Decimal Classification 305.896

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
In this landmark work of critical theory, black studies, and visual culture studies, Alessandra Raengo boldly reads race as a theory of the image. By placing emphasis on the surface of the visual as the repository of its meaning, race presents the most enduring ontological approach to what images are, how they feel, and what they mean. Having established her theoretical concerns, the author’s eclectic readings of various artifacts of visual culture, fine arts, cinema, and rhetorical tropes provoke and destabilize readers’ visual comfort zone, forcing them to recognize the unstated racial aspects of viewing and the foundational role of race in informing the visual.

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