Saturday, November 4, 2017

Randolph Lewis

Randolph Lewis is a professor of American studies at the University of Texas at Austin. He has written extensively on how visual culture shapes our sense of the nation, often focusing on people who work outside the cultural mainstream. His books include Navajo Talking Picture: Cinema on Native Ground.

Lewis's new book is Under Surveillance: Being Watched in Modern America.

Recently I asked the author about what he was reading. His reply:
I’m reading a brand new book, The Heart of the Mission: Latino Art and Politics in San Francisco,  which was written by my colleague at UT-Austin, Cary Cordova. The topic is so appealing—incredible art, intense politics, urban space, gentrification, and so much else is going on in this book. Her publisher says it best: this book "combines urban, political, and art history to examine how the Mission District, a longtime bohemian enclave in San Francisco, has served as an important place for an influential and largely ignored Latino arts movement from the 1960s to the present."
Learn more about Under Surveillance at the University of Texas Press website.

--Marshal Zeringue