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Consuming stories : Kara Walker and the imagining of American race, Rebecca Peabody

Label
Consuming stories : Kara Walker and the imagining of American race
Title
Consuming stories
Title remainder
Kara Walker and the imagining of American race
Statement of responsibility
Rebecca Peabody
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Rebecca Peabody uses the work of contemporary American artist Kara Walker to investigate a range of popular storytelling traditions with roots in the nineteenth century and ramifications in the present. Focusing on a few key pieces that range from a wall-size installation to a reworked photocopy in an artist's book, and from a theater curtain to a monumental sculpture, Peabody explores a significant yet neglected aspect of Walker's production: her commitment to exploring narrative depictions of race, gender, power, and desire. Consuming Stories considers Walker's sustained visual engagement with literary genres such as the romance novel, neo-slave narrative, and children's fairy tales, and internationally-known stories including Roots, Beloved, and Uncle Tom's Cabin. Walker's interruption of these familiar works, along with her generative use of the familiar in unexpected and destabilizing ways, reveals the extent to which genre-based narrative conventions depend on specific representations of race--especially as it is aligned with power, and desire. Breaking these implicit rules makes them visible - and, in turn, highlights viewers' reliance on them for narrative legibility. As this study reveals, Walker's engagement with narrative continues beyond her early silhouette work as she moves into media such as film, video, and sculpture--and when she works beyond the United States, using her tools and strategies to unsettle cultural histories abroad. Ultimately, Consuming Stories shifts the critical conversation around Walker away from the visual legacy of historical racism, and towards the present-day role of the entertainment industry--and its consumers--in processes of racialization."--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
CU-S/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Peabody, Rebecca
Dewey number
709.2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
N 6537 .W239 P43 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Walker, Kara Elizabeth
  • Walker, Kara Elizabeth
  • Race in art
  • African Americans in art
  • Silhouettes
  • Installations (Art)
  • African Americans in art
  • Installations (Art)
  • Race in art
  • Silhouettes
  • Themes, motives
  • United States
Label
Consuming stories : Kara Walker and the imagining of American race, Rebecca Peabody
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : Kara Walker, Storyteller -- The end of Uncle Tom -- The pop of racial violence -- American romance in black and white -- The international appeal of race -- Storytelling in film and video
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
208 pages
Isbn
9780520288928
Lccn
2016020696
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)945950275
  • (OCoLC)ocn945950275
Label
Consuming stories : Kara Walker and the imagining of American race, Rebecca Peabody
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : Kara Walker, Storyteller -- The end of Uncle Tom -- The pop of racial violence -- American romance in black and white -- The international appeal of race -- Storytelling in film and video
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
208 pages
Isbn
9780520288928
Lccn
2016020696
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)945950275
  • (OCoLC)ocn945950275

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