Gender and Activism in a Little Magazine

Gender and Activism in a Little Magazine

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Interweaving nuanced discussions of politics, visuality, and gender, Gender and Activism in a Little Magazine uncovers the complex ways that gender figures into the graphic satire created by artists for the New York-based socialist journal the Masses, published between 1911 and 1917. This study uses these images to open up new ways of understanding the complexity of early 20th-century viewpoints, and returns these often-ignored images to their rightful place in American modernist scholarship.This womana#39;s domestic labor is performed in the service of othersa€” in this case, wealthy hotel guests. ... Here again are figures who are not in a position to actively pursue better conditions but are rather, as the caption ... These images display the workers as muscular, large, or otherwise able to dominate their oppressors.

Title:Gender and Activism in a Little Magazine
Author:Rachel Schreiber
Publisher:Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. - 2011


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