Constructive Images: Gender in the Political Cartoons of the

Constructive Images: Gender in the Political Cartoons of the "Masses" (1911--1917).

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The political cartoons of the Masses are constructive images that illuminate new possibilities for gender even while they encode its boundaries and contradictions. The magazine's artists experimented with new visual forms and worked earnestly to promote their socialist viewpoint on a wide range of contemporary topics. The Masses was a small-run journal from New York City published from 1911 to 1917. Socialist in predilection but not officially an organ of the party, the magazine was idealistic and humorous, literary and journalistic. The Masses was an exceptional publication that assembled an extraordinary group of writers and artists and emphasized the importance of visual communication.around her, actively engaged in her domestic responsibilities. She can thus be ... In her knowing derision of the suffrage canvasser, the female tenement dweller opposes the idea that women do not work. Similarly ... These images display the workers as muscular, large, or otherwise able to dominate their oppressors. Not seen actually working, women do not appear physically powerful; in fact, their oppositional voices are heard in the captions, but not reflected in their bodies. Nor areanbsp;...

Title:Constructive Images: Gender in the Political Cartoons of the "Masses" (1911--1917).
Author:Rachel Lynn Schreiber
Publisher:ProQuest - 2009


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