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Seeing Through Race

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$40.00 • £32.95 • €36.00

ISBN 9780674059818

Publication Date: 05/29/2012


248 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

16 halftones, 3 line illustrations

The W. E. B. Du Bois Lectures


  • List of Illustrations
  • Preface
  • Part I: Teachable Moments
    • Lecture 1. The Moment of Theory
    • Lecture 2. The Moment of Blackness
    • Lecture 3. The Semitic Moment
  • Part II: Teachable Objects
    • Chapter 1. Gilo’s Wall and Christo’s Gates
    • Chapter 2. Binational Allegory
    • Chapter 3. Migration, Law, and the Image
    • Chapter 4. Idolatry: Nietzsche, Blake, Poussin
  • Conclusion: Money and Masquerade
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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