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Eyes on Labor: News Photography and America's Working Class Paperback – August 13, 2012


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  • Paperback: 376 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press (August 13, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0199768234
  • ISBN-13: 978-0199768233
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.1 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,492,321 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Overall, the excellent contextual material, combined with a strong conceptual perspective, and a nuanced analysis of news images, makes Eyes on Labor a must-read for researchers interested in visual communication and/or labor history. Bonnie Brennen, Journal of American Studies

About the Author

Carol Quirke is an Associate Professor of American Studies at Suny Old Westbury. She has published essays and reviews in the American Quarterly, Reviews in American History, and New Labor Forum. She is a former community organizer, who worked on economic justice, immigrant rights, and public housing issues before receiving her Ph.D. in U.S. History. She has a close connection to the events described in Eyes on Labor-her grandfather was working in the Republic Steel mill when police shot strikers on Chicago's Southeast Side; her great-uncle was one of the 100 plus men, women and children who were shot by police in what is called the Memorial Day Massacre.

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Excellent book for those interested in the history of labor unions. News photography played a major role in forming America's perceptions. This book gives close examination of photographic composition and depending on the magazine, everyday workers, their struggles, and triumphs were either supported or vilified, in the american press.
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By evnyc on November 12, 2012
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In the first part of the 20th century, particularly during the Depression, labor rose to a level of real influence in the United States despite its present decline. How was that movement interpreted in magazine and news photography and how did those pictures in turn shape public attitudes and responses? Which esthetic and political decisions were made by photographers, which by editors, and which by the participants in local on-the-ground struggles that were then woven into a larger movement? Quirke covers this important historical territory. She includes discussion of amateur photographers in a union photo club to show how members actually characterized themselves and the world they inhabited. Using famous and mundane photographs, Quirke subtly weaves one aspect of the visual politics of an age. The writing is clear and the narrative, which is divided into particular episodes and perspectives, lively, since Quirke uses quotes and focused visual description as well as pictures and analysis.
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