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The Resource How the other half looks : the Lower East Side and the afterlives of images

How the other half looks : the Lower East Side and the afterlives of images

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How the other half looks : the Lower East Side and the afterlives of images
Title
How the other half looks
Title remainder
the Lower East Side and the afterlives of images
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
New York City's Lower East Side, long viewed as the space of what Jacob Riis notoriously called the "other half," was also a crucible for experimentation in photography, film, literature, and visual technologies. This book takes an unprecedented look at the practices of observation that emerged from this critical site of encounter, showing how they have informed literary and everyday narratives of America, its citizens, and its possible futures. Taking readers from the mid-nineteenth century to the present, Sara Blair traces the career of the Lower East Side as a place where image-makers, writers, and social reformers tested new techniques for apprehending America--and their subjects looked back, confronting the means used to represent them. This dynamic shaped the birth of American photojournalism, the writings of Stephen Crane and Abraham Cahan, and the forms of early cinema. During the 1930s, the emptying ghetto opened contested views of the modern city, animating the work of such writers and photographers as Henry Roth, Walker Evans, and Ben Shahn. After World War II, the Lower East Side became a key resource for imagining poetic revolution, as in the work of Allen Ginsberg and LeRoi Jones, and exploring dystopian futures, from Cold War atomic strikes to the death of print culture and the threat of climate change. How the Other Half Looks reveals how the Lower East Side has inspired new ways of looking-and looking back-that have shaped literary and popular expression as well as American modernity
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Blair, Sara
Dewey number
970.980
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
F128.68.L6
LC item number
B55 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Lower East Side (New York, N.Y.)
  • Art
  • Documentary photography
  • Street photography
  • Slums
  • Inner cities
  • Photography, Artistic
  • Art
  • Documentary photography
  • Inner cities
  • Manners and customs
  • Photography, Artistic
  • Slums
  • Street photography
  • New York (State)
  • New York (State)
Label
How the other half looks : the Lower East Side and the afterlives of images
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-271) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1005112205
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 281 pages
Isbn
9780691172224
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1005112205
Label
How the other half looks : the Lower East Side and the afterlives of images
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-271) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1005112205
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 281 pages
Isbn
9780691172224
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1005112205

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