The Resource Apes and angels : the Irishman in Victorian caricature, L. Perry Curtis, Jr

Apes and angels : the Irishman in Victorian caricature, L. Perry Curtis, Jr

Label
Apes and angels : the Irishman in Victorian caricature
Title
Apes and angels
Title remainder
the Irishman in Victorian caricature
Statement of responsibility
L. Perry Curtis, Jr
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Images of the Irish in political cartoons underwent a gradual but unmistakable change between the 1840s and the turn of the century. Depicted at first as harmless, whiskey-drinking peasants, Irishmen increasingly were represented - especially after the rise of the Fenian movement in the 1860s - as apelike monsters menacing law, order, and middle-class values." "Showing that cartoons in London, Dublin, and New York newspapers tapped into a preexisting "cultural aquifer" of assumptions about race and civilization, L. Perry Curtis, Jr. explores the connections among Victorian images of the Irish, the lore of physiognomy, the debate over evolution, and the art of caricature. The escalating demonization of Paddy, the stereotypical Irish rebel, in such comic weeklies as Punch, Judy, and Fun paralleled the increasingly militant nature of Irish nationalism after the famine of the late 1840s. These harsh caricatures also played into the belief among many educated Victorians that the Irish were a separate race whose inferiority could be seen clearly in their facial features. And the midcentury emergence of Darwin's theories prompted cartoonists to assign to more violent Irish nationalists the role of the half-ape/half-man." "Including American depictions of simianized Irishmen as examples of the first wave of nativism in the United States, Apes and Angels documents the power of caricature in reinforcing cultural stereo-types. First published in 1971, the book now includes a new introduction and two additional chapters that address recent scholarship on ethnic imagery and discuss a contemporary revival of the gorilla-guerilla figure in graphic portrayals of IRA terrorists."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1932-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Curtis, L. Perry
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DA925
LC item number
.C85 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • National characteristics, Irish
  • English wit and humor, Pictorial
  • Physiognomy
  • Prejudices
  • National characteristics, Irish, in art
  • Irish
  • Angels in art
  • Apes in art
  • Angels in art
  • Apes in art
  • English wit and humor, Pictorial
  • Irish
  • National characteristics, Irish
  • National characteristics, Irish, in art
  • Physiognomy
  • Prejudices
  • Public opinion, British
  • Karikaturen
  • Ieren
  • Nieuwsbladen
  • Ireland
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Ireland
Label
Apes and angels : the Irishman in Victorian caricature, L. Perry Curtis, Jr
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 181-205) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Physiognomy: ancient and modern -- The ethnology of Irish Celts -- Victorian comic art -- Simianizing the Irish Celt -- Irish-American apes -- Irish angels -- Fenian physiognomies -- The cartoonists' context -- Historical revisionism and constructions of Paddy and Pat -- Representations of Irish apes and angels since the 1790s
Dimensions
27 cm
Edition
Rev. ed.
Extent
xxxiv, 211 pages
Isbn
9781560986478
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96016744
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34545794
  • (OCoLC)ocm34545794
Label
Apes and angels : the Irishman in Victorian caricature, L. Perry Curtis, Jr
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 181-205) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Physiognomy: ancient and modern -- The ethnology of Irish Celts -- Victorian comic art -- Simianizing the Irish Celt -- Irish-American apes -- Irish angels -- Fenian physiognomies -- The cartoonists' context -- Historical revisionism and constructions of Paddy and Pat -- Representations of Irish apes and angels since the 1790s
Dimensions
27 cm
Edition
Rev. ed.
Extent
xxxiv, 211 pages
Isbn
9781560986478
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96016744
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34545794
  • (OCoLC)ocm34545794

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