The Hottentot Venus

In 1810 Saartjie Baartman was London's most famous curiosity.

The Hottentot Venus

In 1810 Saartjie Baartman was London's most famous curiosity. Famed for her exquisite physique - in particular her shapely bottom - she was stared at, stripped, pinched, painted, worshipped and ridiculed. But this tragic young South African woman was also a symbol of the abolished slave trade, exploitation and colonialism. In this scintillating and vividly written book the full arc of Baartman's extraordinary life is traced for the first time.

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The Hottentot Venus
Language: en
Pages: 239
Authors: Rachel Holmes
Categories: Exploitation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

In 1810 Saartjie Baartman was London's most famous curiosity. Famed for her exquisite physique - in particular her shapely bottom - she was stared at, stripped, pinched, painted, worshipped and ridiculed. But this tragic young South African woman was also a symbol of the abolished slave trade, exploitation and colonialism.
Public Memory of Slavery
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Rachel Holmes
Categories: Exploitation
Type: BOOK - Published: - Publisher: Cambria Press

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The Hottentot Venus
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Rachel Holmes
Categories: Exploitation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-03 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

In 1994, in one of the first acts of cultural reparation when the African National Congress came to power, Nelson Mandela requested that France release Sara Baartman's remains. Such is the resonance of the 'Hottentot Venus's' story, such is the significance of her place in history, that when the remains
Symbolism 2020
Language: en
Pages: 268
Authors: Rüdiger Ahrens, Florian Klaeger, Klaus Stierstorfer
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-12-07 - Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

This special anniversary volume of Symbolism explores the nexus between symbolic signification and the future from an interdisciplinary perspective. How, contributors ask, has the future been variously rendered in symbolic terms? How do symbols and symbolic reference shape our ideas of the future? To what extent are symbols constitutive of
Neo-Victorianism
Language: en
Pages: 323
Authors: Ann Heilmann, Mark Llewellyn
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-07-28 - Publisher: Springer

This field-defining book offers an interpretation of the recent figurations of neo-Victorianism published over the last ten years. Using a range of critical and cultural viewpoints, it highlights the problematic nature of this 'new' genre and its relationship to re-interpretative critical perspectives on the nineteenth century.