The revolutionary boy at the barricades was memorably envisioned in Eugène Delacroix’s painting Liberty Leading the People (1830) and Victor Hugo’s novel Les Misérables (1862). Over the course of the nineteenth century, images of the Paris urchin entered the collective social imaginary as cultural and psychic sites of memory, whether in avant-garde or more conventional visual culture. Visual and literary paradigms of the mythical gamin de Paris were born of recurring political revolutions (1830, 1832, 1848, 1871) and of masculine, bourgeois identity constructions that responded to continuing struggles over visions and fantasies of nationhood. With the destabilization of traditional, patriarchal family models, the diminishing of the father’s symbolic role, and the intensification of the brotherly urchin’s psychosexual relationship with the allegorical motherland, what had initially been socially marginal eventually became symbolically central in classed and gendered inventions and repeated re-inventions of "fraternity," "people," and "nation." Within a fundamentally split conception of "the people," the bohemian boy insurrectionary, an embodiment of freedom, was transformed by ongoing discourses of power and reform, of victimization and agency, into a capitalist entrepreneur, schoolboy, colonizer, and budding military defender of the fatherland. A contested figure of the city became a contradictory emblem of the nation.
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-05-08 - Publisher: Taylor & Francis
The revolutionary boy at the barricades was memorably envisioned in Eugène Delacroix’s painting Liberty Leading the People (1830) and Victor Hugo’s novel Les Misérables (1862). Over the course of the nineteenth century, images of the Paris urchin entered the collective social imaginary as cultural and psychic sites of memory, whether
Type: BOOK - Published: 2022-06-13 - Publisher: Routledge
The book argues that images of the Paris urchin addressed transformations at the heart of modernity, including the decline of patriarchal, monarchical social structures and the rise of industrial capitalism and colonialism. It parses a contested national archetype that emerged from repeated, recycled representations of revolutions (1830, 1832, 1
Authors: Tim Allender, Inés Dussel, Ian Grosvenor, Karin Priem
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-09-07 - Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
The visual turn recovers new pasts. With education as its theme, this book seeks to present a body of reflections that questions a certain historicism and renovates historiographical debate about how to conceptualize and use images and artifacts in educational history, in the process presenting new themes and methods for
Type: BOOK - Published: 2022-06-30 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
The Armenian contribution to Ottoman photography in the last decades of the empire has been well-documented. Studios founded and run by Armenian Ottomans in Istanbul contributed to the exciting cultural flourishing of Ottoman 'modernity', before its dissolution after World War I. Less known however are the pioneering studios from the
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010 - Publisher: In Sight: Visual Culture
Feminism is one of the most important perspectives from which visual culture has been theorised and historicised over the past 30 years. This book brings together a wide array of writings, including classic texts and polemical new pieces.