The Culture of Yellow
Or, the Visual Politics of Late Modernity
|Publication Date:||Sep 2013|
| Publisher:||Bloomsbury Academic|
| Book Format:||Paperback|
|List Price:||USD $32.95|
| Book Description: |
This is the first book to explore the cultural significance of the color yellow, showing how its psychological and aesthetic value marked and shaped many of the intellectual, political, and artistic currents of late modernity. It contends that yellow functions during this period primarily as a color of stigma and scandal.
Yellow stigmatization has had a long history: it goes back to the Middle Ages when Jews and prostitutes were forced to wear yellow signs to emphasize their...