The Resource White on black : images of Africa and Blacks in Western popular culture, Jan Nederveen Pieterse

White on black : images of Africa and Blacks in Western popular culture, Jan Nederveen Pieterse

Label
White on black : images of Africa and Blacks in Western popular culture
Title
White on black
Title remainder
images of Africa and Blacks in Western popular culture
Statement of responsibility
Jan Nederveen Pieterse
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • dut
  • eng
Summary
"White on Black is a compelling visual history of the development of Western stereotypes of black people over the last two hundred years. Its purpose is to show the pervasiveness of prejudice against blacks in Europe and America as expressed in stock-in-trade racist imagery and caricature. Reproducing a wide range of powerful illustrations - from engravings and lithographs to advertisements, chocolate wrappers, biscuit tins, dolls, posters and comic strips - the book exposes the hidden assumptions of even those who view themselves as unprejudiced." "Jan Nederveen Pieterse sets Western images of Africa and blacks in a chronological framework, analysing representations from medieval times, from the colonial period with its explorers, settlers and missionaries, from the eras of slavery and abolition, and from the present day. He examines the persistence of stereotypical images in the multicultural societies of the twentieth century, and in their relations with Africa." "Pieterse reveals the key images by which Blacks have commonly been depicted in the West: as servants, entertainers, and athletes, and as mythical figures such as Sambo and Uncle Tom in the United States, Golliwog in Britain, Bamboula in France and Black Peter in The Netherlands. Looking at conventional portrayals of blacks in the nursery, in the area of sexuality, and in commerce and advertising, Pieterse explores the conceptual roots of these recurring stereotypes." "The images presented in the book, selected from a substantial collection of negrophilia from around the world, have a direct and dramatic impact. They raise disturbing questions about the expression of power within popular culture, and the force of caricature, humour and parody as instruments of oppression."--Jacket
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Nederveen Pieterse, Jan
Dewey number
700
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
Translation of: Wit over zwart
LC call number
NX653.A35
LC item number
N413 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Africa
  • Blacks in art
  • Arts
  • Popular culture
  • Stereotypes (Social psychology)
  • Beeldvorming
  • Negers
  • Populaire cultuur
  • Arts
  • Blacks in art
  • Popular culture
  • Stereotypes (Social psychology)
  • Africa
  • Beeldvorming
  • Negers
  • Populaire cultuur
  • Afrika (Motiv)
  • Afrikabild
  • Afrikaner
  • Geschichte
  • Massenkultur
  • Schwarze (Motiv)
  • Schwarze
  • Volkskultur
  • Westliche Welt
  • Volkskultur
  • Afrikabild
  • Geschichte
  • Westliche Welt
  • Schwarze
  • Afrikaner
Label
White on black : images of Africa and Blacks in Western popular culture, Jan Nederveen Pieterse
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 246-255) 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
Contents
Imagery of Eurocentrism -- Savages, animals, heathens, races -- Slavery and abolitionism -- In the Dark Continent -- Colonialism and Western popular culture -- Images of apartheid -- On adventure in Africa -- Servants -- Entertainers -- Popular types -- Kidstuff -- Libido in colour -- Blacks in advertising -- White Negroes -- Image and power
Extent
1 online resource (259 pages
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color))
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036904291
Label
White on black : images of Africa and Blacks in Western popular culture, Jan Nederveen Pieterse
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 246-255) 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
Contents
Imagery of Eurocentrism -- Savages, animals, heathens, races -- Slavery and abolitionism -- In the Dark Continent -- Colonialism and Western popular culture -- Images of apartheid -- On adventure in Africa -- Servants -- Entertainers -- Popular types -- Kidstuff -- Libido in colour -- Blacks in advertising -- White Negroes -- Image and power
Extent
1 online resource (259 pages
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color))
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036904291

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