The Illustrated Slave

Empathy, Graphic Narrative, and the Visual Culture of the Transatlantic Abolition Movement, 1800–1852

Author: Martha J. Cutter

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 0820351156

Category: Social Science

Page: 384

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From the 1787 Wedgwood antislavery medallion featuring the image of an enchained and pleading black body to Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained (2012) and Steve McQueen’s Twelve Years a Slave (2013), slavery as a system of torture and bondage has fascinated the optical imagination of the transatlantic world. Scholars have examined various aspects of the visual culture that was slavery, including its painting, sculpture, pamphlet campaigns, and artwork. Yet an important piece of this visual culture has gone unexamined: the popular and frequently reprinted antislavery illustrated books published prior to Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin (1852) that were utilized extensively by the antislavery movement in the first half of the nineteenth century. The Illustrated Slave analyzes some of the more innovative works in the archive of antislavery illustrated books published from 1800 to 1852 alongside other visual materials that depict enslavement. Martha J. Cutter argues that some illustrated narratives attempt to shift a viewing reader away from pity and spectatorship into a mode of empathy and interrelationship with the enslaved. She also contends that some illustrated books characterize the enslaved as obtaining a degree of control over narrative and lived experiences, even if these figurations entail a sense that the story of slavery is beyond representation itself. Through exploration of famous works such as Uncle Tom’s Cabin, as well as unfamiliar ones by Amelia Opie, Henry Bibb, and Henry Box Brown, she delineates a mode of radical empathy that attempts to destroy divisions between the enslaved individual and the free white subject and between the viewer and the viewed.
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Redrawing the Historical Past

History, Memory, and Multiethnic Graphic Novels

Author: Martha J. Cutter,Cathy J. Schlund-Vials

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 0820352004

Category: History

Page: 370

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Redrawing the Historical Past examines how multiethnic graphic novels portray and revise U.S. history. This is the first collection to focus exclusively on the interplay of history and memory in multiethnic graphic novels. Such interplay enables a new understanding of the past. The twelve essays explore Mat Johnson and Warren Pleece's Incognegro, Gene Luen Yang's Boxers and Saints, GB Tran's Vietnamerica, Scott McCloud's The New Adventures of Abraham Lincoln, Art Spiegelman's post-Maus work, and G. Neri and Randy DuBurke's Yummy: The Last Days of a Southside Shorty, among many others. The collection represents an original body of criticism about recently published works that have received scant scholarly attention. The chapters confront issues of history and memory in contemporary multiethnic graphic novels, employing diverse methodologies and approaches while adhering to three main guidelines. First, using a global lens, contributors reconsider the concept of history and how it is manifest in their chosen texts. Second, contributors consider the ways in which graphic novels, as a distinct genre, can formally renovate or intervene in notions of the historical past. Third, contributors take seriously the possibilities and limitations of these historical revisions with regard to envisioning new, different, or even more positive versions of both the present and future. As a whole, the volume demonstrates that graphic novelists use the open and flexible space of the graphic narrative page--in which readers can move not only forward but also backward, upward, downward, and in several other directions--to present history as an open realm of struggle that is continually being revised. Contributors: Frederick Luis Aldama, Julie Buckner Armstrong, Katharine Capshaw, Monica Chiu, Jennifer Glaser, Taylor Hagood, Caroline Kyungah Hong, Angela Lafien, Catherine H. Nguyen, Jeffrey Santa Ana, and Jorge Santos.
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Crossing Borders

Essays on Literature, Culture, and Society in Honor of Amritjit Singh

Author: Tapan Basu,Tasneem Shahnaaz

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1611479002

Category: Social Science

Page: 376

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Crossing Borders engages with the emergent field of borders studies, particularly in relation to North America, South Asia, and the transnational spaces they continue to embrace. While multicultural theory tends to emphasize specific and individual cultures, border studies examines the intersection of cultures and the resulting effects.
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Eine Maus kommt selten allein

Ein Fall für Mrs. Murphy

Author: Rita Mae Brown,Sneaky Pie Brown

Publisher: Ullstein eBooks

ISBN: 3843710333

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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In ihrem 15. Fall ermittelt die Detektivin auf Samtpfoten weitab der Heimat in Kentucky. Während einer Pferdeschau stirbt ein Stallbursche eines unnatürlichen Todes- Mrs. Murphy und ihre vierbeinigen Freunde stehen vor einer großen Herausforderung.
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Der Klapsmühlentrip

Author: Kate Millett

Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch

ISBN: 3462412221

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 396

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Jahrelang sorgte Kate Millett durch ihre politischen Aktivitäten, ihr öffentliches Bekenntnis zur weiblichen Homosexualität und ihre Bücher, die zu »Bibeln« der Feministinnen wurden, für Schlagzeilen. Auf dem Höhepunkt ihres Erfolges wurde sie von einer »seelischen Mißstimmung« erfaßt. Was dann folgte, war die Psychiatrierung eines Menschen: seine Zwangseinweisung in Kliniken, Selbstmordversuche – ein dreizehn Jahre lang andauerndes Martyrium. Kate Millett schildert in ergreifender Weise ihre Odyssee durch die Psychiatrie.Die amerikanische Presse urteilte: Seit Ken Keseys »Einer flog über das Kuckucksnest« hat es in der Literatur keinen solchen Aufschrei gegen psychiatrische Einrichtungen und Praktiken gegeben.
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An Deux Mille Quatre Cent Quarante

Author: Louis-Sebastien Mercier

Publisher: Wentworth Press

ISBN: 9780270343731

Category: Political Science

Page: 582

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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.
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Transatlantik

Author: Colum McCann

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644037019

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Neufundland, 1919: Die beiden Flieger Jack Alcock und Arthur Brown unternehmen den ersten Nonstopflug über den Atlantik mit Kurs Irland. Dublin, 1845: Der schwarzamerikanische Abolitionist Frederick Douglass reist durch das von Hungersnot gepeinigte Irland, wo die Leute schlimmer leiden als unter der Sklaverei. New York, 1998: US-Senator George Mitchell verlässt seine junge Frau und sein erst wenige Tage altes Baby, um in Belfast die Nordirischen Friedensgespräche zu einem unsicheren Abschluss zu führen. «Transatlantik» verwebt drei ikonische historische Momente mit dem Schicksal dreier Frauen: Angefangen mit der irischen Hausmagd Lily Duggan, in der Frederick Douglass die Liebe zur Freiheit weckt, folgt der Roman ihrer Tochter Emily und ihrer Enkelin Lottie in die USA und, später, zurück auf die Insel. Ihr Leben spiegelt den Verlauf der bewegten Nationalgeschichte Irlands und Amerikas. Dabei spielt ein vergessener, über drei Generationen nicht geöffneter Brief eine entscheidende Rolle. «Transatlantik» ist ein kraftvolles Epos über die Kollision von Geschichte und persönlichem Schicksal – geschrieben mit unvergleichlicher dichterischer Intensität, mit leuchtenden Szenen und klingender Sprache.
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Literatur und Gesellschaft

Author: Antônio Cândido,Ligia Chiappini Moraes Leite

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literature and society

Page: 228

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Die Leute von Oldtown

Roman von Harriet Beecher Stowe. Aus dem Englischen übersetzt von T. N. Heynrichs

Author: Harriet Beecher Stowe

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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Ein gestohlenes Leben

Author: Jaycee Dugard

Publisher: Piper Verlag

ISBN: 3492956181

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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»Im Sommer 1991 war ich ein ganz normales Mädchen. Ich hatte Freunde und eine Mutter, die mich liebte. Ich war wie ihr alle. Bis zu dem Tag, an dem mir mein Leben gestohlen wurde. 18 Jahre lang war ich eine Gefangene. 18 Jahre lang durfte ich meinen Namen nicht aussprechen. Mein Name ist Jaycee Lee Dugard. Ich sehe mich nicht als Opfer. Ich habe überlebt. ›Ein gestohlenes Leben‹ ist meine Geschichte.«
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Die Hauptsachen

Author: Martin Amis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783446206533

Category:

Page: 455

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Ökologie der Angst

das Leben mit der Katastrophe

Author: Mike Davis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783492238199

Category:

Page: 541

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Der Weisse Sklave

Eine Erzählung Aus Virginien

Author: Richard Hildreth

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780543664129

Category:

Page: 197

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This Elibron Classics title is a reprint of the original edition published by Christian Ernst Kollmann in Leipzig, 1853.
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Hellenistische Demokratie

politische Organisation und Struktur in freien griechischen Poleis nach Alexander dem Grossen

Author: Volker Grieb

Publisher: Franz Steiner Verlag Wiesbaden gmbh

ISBN: 9783515090636

Category: Political Science

Page: 407

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Die antike Demokratie ist bislang vor allem mit Bezug auf das klassische Griechenland untersucht worden. Diese Arbeit analysiert nun für die nachfolgende hellenistische Epoche anhand der Stadtstaaten Athen, Kos, Milet und Rhodos sowohl die zentralen politischen Institutionen als auch die Form der jeweiligen politischen Praxis. Die Studie zeigt, daß die Demokratie dort eine dem klassischen Athen vergleichbare Vitalität besaß und keineswegs mit der Vorstellung einer politikbestimmenden kleinen Führungsschicht in Einklang zu bringen ist. Außenpolitische Gesichtspunkte, das Selbstverständnis der Bürger und die Veränderungen unter römischer Dominanz bilden dabei weitere Untersuchungsaspekte. Mit der gewählten Systematik wirft der Autor nicht nur ein neues Licht auf die Demokratie in nachklassischer Zeit ¿ er liefert darüber hinaus eine breite Beurteilungsgrundlage für weitere, mitunter weniger unabhängige Stadtstaaten
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Spiritual Skin

Magical Tattoos and Scarification

Author: Lars Krutak

Publisher: Edition Reuss Germany

ISBN: 9783943105117

Category: Art

Page: 400

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Text in English & German. This is a photographic masterwork in two parts exploring the secret world of magical tattooing and scarification across the tribal world. Based on one decade of tattoo anthropologist Dr Lars Krutaks fieldwork among animistic and shamanic societies of Asia, Africa, the Americas, and Melanesia, this book journeys into highly sacred territory to reveal how people utilise ritual body modification to enhance their access to the supernatural. The first part delves into the ancient art of Thai tattooing or sak yant that is administered by holy monks who harness the energy and power of the Buddha himself. Emblazoned with numerous images of dramatically tattooed bodies, this chapter provides tattoo enthusiasts with a passport into the esoteric world of sak yank symbols and their meanings. Also included is an in-depth study into the tattooing worlds of the Amerindians. From Woodlands warriors to Amazonian shamans, tattoos were worn as enchanted symbols embodied with tutelary and protective spirit power. The discussion of talismanic tattooing is concluded with a detailed look at the individuals who created magical tattoos and the various techniques they used. Krutak writes about many tribal tattoo designs permeated with various forms of power and explains what these marks mean for the people who wear them. Part two is an absolute must-read-and-see for anyone seeking knowledge about the religious meanings of tribal scarification. The rituals, techniques, and spiritual iconography of scarmasters in Benin (Bétamarribé), Papua New Guinea (Kaningara), and Ethiopia (Hamar) expose a relatively undocumented world of permanent body symbolism created through painful and bloody rites of self-sacrifice and restraint.
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