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Backtalk: Visual Language and the Representation of Black Women

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2018
Abstract/Description:
For years, black women have endured the mainstream stereotypes of the Mammy, the Jezebel, and the Sapphire. Backtalk is a conversation about black women using their own language translated into a graphic visual language. It examines ways in which black women are active agents in the social scripting of their own identities. Their complexity is visualized using a formal semiotic system based on their individual descriptions. This new visual language allows black women to deconstruct the limiting categorizations mainstream culture allows them, freeing participants from category-based expectations.
Title: Backtalk: Visual Language and the Representation of Black Women.
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Name(s): Charles, Cathy, author
Cunningham, Stephanie, Thesis advisor
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters
Department of Visual Arts and Art History
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Date Created: 2018
Date Issued: 2018
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 49 p.
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: For years, black women have endured the mainstream stereotypes of the Mammy, the Jezebel, and the Sapphire. Backtalk is a conversation about black women using their own language translated into a graphic visual language. It examines ways in which black women are active agents in the social scripting of their own identities. Their complexity is visualized using a formal semiotic system based on their individual descriptions. This new visual language allows black women to deconstruct the limiting categorizations mainstream culture allows them, freeing participants from category-based expectations.
Identifier: FA00013002 (IID)
Degree granted: Thesis (M.F.A.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2018.
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): Includes bibliography.
Subject(s): Women, Black
Backtalk
Held by: Florida Atlantic University Libraries
Sublocation: Digital Library
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fau/fd/FA00013002
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Owner Institution: FAU
Is Part of Series: Florida Atlantic University Digital Library Collections.