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Caricatures of Violence

Stacey, Claire (2020) Caricatures of Violence. In: ASRA2020. (Unpublished)


La Caricature was a French satirical newspaper published by Charles Philipon in the 1830s. The journal was highly critical of King Louis-Philippe. Often, this criticism is represented through violent imagery of the king or his ministers attacking a female figure. This project examines representations of violence against women in La Caricature using qualitative visual analysis as well as analysis of quantitative trends throughout the journal. Findings show that women are frequently depicted in the journal as victims of violence. Those who are granted agency are depicted as less feminine than those who assume domestic or passive roles. Through these choices, caricaturists reproduced and reinforced unequal gender relations in 19th-century France.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Other)
Status: Unpublished
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Stacey, ClaireCLS218
Date: 24 April 2020
Date Type: Completion
Event Title: ASRA2020
Event Type: Other
Schools and Programs: Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences > French
University libraries > University Library System
Refereed: No
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Date Deposited: 05 Jun 2020 13:47
Last Modified: 05 Jun 2020 13:47


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