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Word, Image, and the New Negro : Representation and Identity in the Harlem Renaissance - Anne Elizabeth Carroll

Word, Image, and the New Negro

Representation and Identity in the Harlem Renaissance

Paperback Published: 12th April 2007
ISBN: 9780253219190
Number Of Pages: 275

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This book focuses on the collaborative illustrated volumes published during the Harlem Renaissance, in which African Americans used written and visual texts to shape ideas about themselves and to redefine African American identity. Anne Elizabeth Carroll argues that these volumes show how participants in the movement engaged in the processes of representation and identity formation in sophisticated and largely successful ways. Though they have received little scholarly attention, these volumes constitute an important aspect of the cultural production of the Harlem Renaissance. Word, Image, and the New Negro marks the beginning of a long-overdue recovery of this legacy and points the way to a greater understanding of the potential of texts to influence social change.

Carroll's book would serve well in an upper-level undergraduate course as an introductory study of the interaction of texts and visuals in American magazines of the twentieth century. Her ideas are generally clear . . . and easy to follow.Vol. 50:1/2--American Studies

Introduction: Texts, Ideas, and Identities
Protest and Affirmation: Composite Texts in The Crisis
Objectivity and Social Change: Essays and News Stories in Opportunity
The Arts as a Social Tool: Mixing Media in The Crisis and Opportunity
Survey Graphic's Harlem Issue: Defining the New Negro as American
Collective Identity in the Anthology: Representing the Race in The New Negro
The Importance of Multiple Identities: Fire!! as an Avant-garde Arts Magazine
Conclusion: The Evolving Portrait
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ISBN: 9780253219190
ISBN-10: 0253219191
Series: Blacks in the Diaspora (Paperback)
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 275
Published: 12th April 2007
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.62 x 15.65  x 2.13
Weight (kg): 0.56
Edition Type: Annotated