Harris investigates the role of visual representation in the construction of African American identities, focusing particularly on how black artists have responded to--and even used--stereotypical images.
Introduction. Black: The Discredited Signifier/Signified
Constructing and Visualizing Race
The Nineteenth Century: Imaged Ideology
Aunt Jemima, the Fantasy Black Mammy/Servant
Jezebel,Olympia, and the Sexualized Woman
Color Lines: Mapping Color Consciousness in the Art of Archibald Motley Jr
The Language of Appropriation: Fantasies and Fallacies
Turning In from the Periphery Coda
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