“Contradictory” is the watchword in scholarship on Danish-American photojournalist Jacob Riis. “Wildly contradictory, morally schizophrenic”: so Keith Gandal describes Riis' work (18). “A deeply contradictory figure […] a conservative activist and a skillful entertainer who presented controversial ideas in a compelling but ultimately comforting manner”: such is the assessment of Riis offered by Bonnie Yochelson and Daniel Czitrom (xv). “The typical Victorian moralist,” but also the Progressive-so Tom Buk-Swienty proclaims him (239, XIII).
Research Article| January 01 2010
Jacob Riis and Double Consciousness: The Documentary/Ethnic “I” in How the Other Half Lives
Ethnic Studies Review (2010) 33 (1): 130–157.
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Bill Hug; Jacob Riis and Double Consciousness: The Documentary/Ethnic “I” in How the Other Half Lives. Ethnic Studies Review 1 January 2010; 33 (1): 130–157. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/esr.2010.33.1.130
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