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Routledge Research in Art and Race


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Routledge Research in Art and Race is a new series focusing on race as examined by scholars working in the fields of art history and visual studies. Proposals for monographs and edited collections on this topic are welcomed.

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Animality and Humanity in French Late Modern Representations of Black Femininity

Animality and Humanity in French Late Modern Representations of Black Femininity

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Elodie Silberstein
August 25, 2022

This volume examines the evolution of the depictions of black femininity in French visual culture as a prism through which to understand the Global North’s destructive relationship with the natural world. Drawing on a broad spectrum of archives extending back to the late 18th century – paintings, ...

Charting the Afrofuturist Imaginary in African American Art The Black Female Fantastic

Charting the Afrofuturist Imaginary in African American Art: The Black Female Fantastic

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Elizabeth Carmel Hamilton
August 12, 2022

This book examines Afrofuturism in African American art, focusing specifically on images of black women and how those images expand the discourse of representation in visual culture of the United States. This volume defines a visual language of Afrofuturism that includes materiality, temporality, ...

Imaging Migration in Post-War Britain Artists of Chinese, Korean, Japanese and Taiwanese Heritage

Imaging Migration in Post-War Britain: Artists of Chinese, Korean, Japanese and Taiwanese Heritage

1st Edition

By Beccy Kennedy-Schtyk
April 22, 2022

This book examines the artistic practices of a range of British-based artists of East Asian (Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Taiwanese) heritage to consider the social, political and cultural effects of migration or diaspora on their creative production. Beccy Kennedy-Schtyk demonstrates three themes...

Digital Mapping and Indigenous America

Digital Mapping and Indigenous America

1st Edition

Edited By Janet Berry Hess
March 31, 2021

Employing anthropology, field research, and humanities methodologies as well as digital cartography, and foregrounding the voices of Indigenous scholars, this text examines digital projects currently underway, and includes alternative modes of "mapping" Native American, Alaskan Native, Indigenous ...

Travel, Art and Collecting in South Asia Vertiginous Exchange

Travel, Art and Collecting in South Asia: Vertiginous Exchange

1st Edition

By Natasha Eaton
December 15, 2020

Travel, Art and Collecting in South Asia questions what are ideas of vertiginous collecting, art-making and museums as expanded fields, including wonder houses and missionary museums (or museobuses) in Britain and South Asia. If the historiography of British India has privileged photography ...

The Black Arts Movement and the Black Panther Party in American Visual Culture

The Black Arts Movement and the Black Panther Party in American Visual Culture

1st Edition

By Jo-Ann Morgan
September 30, 2020

This book examines a range of visual expressions of Black Power across American art and popular culture from 1965 through 1972. It begins with case studies of artist groups, including Spiral, OBAC and AfriCOBRA, who began questioning Western aesthetic traditions and created work that honored ...

Theodore Gericault, Painting Black Bodies Confrontations and Contradictions

Theodore Gericault, Painting Black Bodies: Confrontations and Contradictions

1st Edition

By Albert Alhadeff
April 20, 2020

This book examines Théodore Géricault’s images of black men, women and children who suffered slavery’s trans-Atlantic passage in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, including his 1819 painting The Raft of the Medusa. The book focuses on Géricault’s depiction of black people, his ...

Race, Anthropology, and Politics in the Work of Wifredo Lam

Race, Anthropology, and Politics in the Work of Wifredo Lam

1st Edition

By Claude Cernuschi
June 17, 2019

This book reinterprets Wifredo Lam’s work with particular attention to its political implications, focusing on how these implications emerge from the artist’s critical engagement with 20th-century anthropology. Field work conducted in Cuba, including the witnessing of actual Afro-Cuban religious ...

Henry Ossawa Tanner Art, Faith, Race, and Legacy

Henry Ossawa Tanner: Art, Faith, Race, and Legacy

1st Edition

By Naurice Frank Woods, Jr.
May 07, 2019

Over the last forty years, renewed interest in the career of Henry Ossawa Tanner (1859–1937) has vaulted him into expanding scholarly discourse on American art. Consequently, he has emerged as the most studied and recognized representative of African American art during the nineteenth century. In ...

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