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Laura Wexler presents an incisive analysis of how the first American female photojournalists contributed to a "domestic vision" that reinforced the imperialism and racism of turn-of-the-century America. These women photographers, white and middle class, constructed images of war disguised as peace through a mechanism Wexler calls the "averted eye," which had its origins in the private domain of family photography.

Wexler examines the work of Frances Benjamin Johnston, Gertrude Kasebier, Alice Austen, the Gerhard sisters, and Jessie Tarbox Beals. The book includes more than 150 photographs taken between 1898 and 1904, such as photos Johnston took aboard Admiral Dewey's flagship as it returned home from conquering Manila, Austen's photos of immigrants at Ellis Island, and Beals's images of the St. Louis World's Fair of 1904.

In a groundbreaking approach to the study of photography, Wexler raises up these images as "texts" to be analyzed alongside other texts of the period for what they say about the discourses of power. Tender Violence is an important contribution not only to the fields of history of photography and gender studies but also to our growing understanding of U.S. imperialism during this period.

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Wexler (American studies, Yale U.) analyzes how the first American female photojournalists contributed to a domestic vision that reinforced the imperialism and racism of the US at the turn of the 20th century. The more than 150 photographs include images from Admiral Dewey's flagship returning from the conquest of Manila, immigrants at Ellis Island, and the St. Louis World's fair of 1904.
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Synopsis:

"Superb."

Feminist Studies A politically sophisticated analysis of photographs as portrayal and betrayal.

Journal of American History This book is a true landmark in the field of American studies.

Technology and Culture Wexler offers a groundbreaking account of how some of America's first women photojournalists became complicit with America's imperialistic project.

Women's Review of Books A rigorous and outstanding examination of gender as a key contributor to specific visual outcomes. . . . A most welcome addition.

Choice [Shows] extraordinary scholarly imagination and acumen.

American Quarterly

About the Author

Laura Wexler is professor of American studies and women's, gender, and sexuality studies at Yale University.

Table of Contents

Introduction

1. What a Woman Can Do with a Camera

2. Seeing Sentiment: Photography, Race, and the Innocent Eye

3. Tender Violence: Domestic Photographs, Domestic Fictions, and Educational Reform

4. Black and White and Color: The Hampton Album

5. Kasebier's Indians

6. The Domestic Unconscious

7. The Missing Link

Epilogue

Notes

Bibliography

Credits

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780807848838
Author:
Wexler, Laura
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
Location:
Chapel Hill
Subject:
General
Subject:
Women's Studies
Subject:
Photography
Subject:
History
Subject:
Criticism
Subject:
Photojournalism
Subject:
Architectural & Industrial
Subject:
Women photographers
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Subject:
photojournalism; women photographers; U. S. imperialism; Frances Benjamin Johnston; Gertrude Kasebier; Alice Austen; Jessie Tarbox Beals;
Subject:
Photography -- United States -- History.
Subject:
Women photographers -- United States -- History.
Subject:
U.S. imperialism
Subject:
Frances Benjamin Johnston
Subject:
Gertrude Kasebier
Subject:
Alice Austen
Subject:
Jessie Tarbox Beals
Subject:
Photography-Anthologies and History
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Cultural Studies of the United States (Paperback)
Series Volume:
[29]
Publication Date:
November 2000
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in

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Product details 384 pages University of North Carolina Press - English 9780807848838 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , "Superb."

Feminist Studies A politically sophisticated analysis of photographs as portrayal and betrayal.

Journal of American History This book is a true landmark in the field of American studies.

Technology and Culture Wexler offers a groundbreaking account of how some of America's first women photojournalists became complicit with America's imperialistic project.

Women's Review of Books A rigorous and outstanding examination of gender as a key contributor to specific visual outcomes. . . . A most welcome addition.

Choice [Shows] extraordinary scholarly imagination and acumen.

American Quarterly

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