On that note, Langa's project in this chapter is to immerse her selection of labor-related prints in their socio-historical and ideological contexts to both underscore their visual importance and explore their role in the creation and shaping of labor discourses in the 1930s. Throughout the book, Langa is also interested in placing these prints within an art historical context while attempting to provide the reader with a sense of the social dynamics at play in the America of the 1930s. To that end, she offers a short art-historical revie...
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...nts of the 1930s. Excluded from the high-testosterone, hyper-masculine depictions that celebrated the male worker as the ultimate icon in labor-related artwork during the Depression, working women were largely ignored in social viewpoint prints. With the exception of garment and textile workers as symbols of exploitation and weakness, few images presented women as active and powerful members of the labor force, even less as revolutionary agents in themselves.
Langa's own level of inclusiveness in this chapter offers an important account of what has been popularly known as social realist art in America at a time when the country found itself looking for answers to its economic and social crisis. By carefully linking art to its social and political context, she successfully enriches her narrative and our understanding of the works of art discussed in the chapter.
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