OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

Eyes on Labor: News Photography and America's Working Class

ISBN : 9780199768233

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¥7,194
著者: 
Carol Quirke
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376 ページ
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Paperback
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167 x 234 mm
刊行日
2012年08月
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In the twentieth century's first decades, U.S. workers waged an epic struggle to achieve security through unions; simultaneously Americans came to interpret current events through newspaper photographs. Eyes on Labor brings these two revolutions together, revealing how news photography brought workers into the nation's mainstream. Carol Quirke focuses on images ignored by scholars but seen by millions of Americans in the news of the day. Part visual analysis, part labor and cultural history, Quirke analyzes over one hundred photographs: stereographs of the Uprising of 1877, tabloid photos of the 1919 strike wave, photo-essays in the nationally popular LIFE Magazine, and even photos taken by a union camera club. Quirke anchors her interpretations in a lively historical narrative that takes readers from Washington D.C. hearings, to small towns in Indiana and Pennsylvania, to local union halls and to New York City boardrooms. Illuminating why unions, employers, and news publishers vied to represent workers with the camera's eye, Eyes on Labor explores how Americans understood the complex and contradictory portrait of labor they produced.

目次: 

Introduction: "The Central Instrument of Our Time"
1. "The Quick Nervousness of Pictures is a New Language:" Depicting Organized Labor Before Photojournalism
2. Consuming Labor: LIFE Magazine and Mass Production Unionism, 1936-1941
3. Bitter Kisses: Sit-down Strike at the Hershey Chocolate Corporation, April 1937
4. "Strike Photos are Star Witnesses:" Photographs and Newsreels of the Memorial Day Massacre, May 1937
5. Steel Labor and the United Steel Workers of America's Culture of Constraint, 1936-1950
6. "This Picture Shows What We Are Fighting For:" Rank and File Photography of New York City's Local 65, 1933-1953
Conclusion
Bibliography

著者について: 

Carol Quirke is Assistant Professor of American Studies at SUNY College of Old Westbury.

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