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31-5-2016 2:15 AM

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31-5-2016 3:45 AM

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This paper focuses on printed images that blurred the boundary between human and animal identities centralizing how these slippages signified in relation to established constructions of gender. Compounded by the massive scale of human butchery required to crush the revolutionary Paris Commune, the cultural construction of the virile Frenchman in his absolute difference from the "weaker sex" and the animal kingdom was challenged.

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Day 1, Parallel Session 2, May 31, 2016

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War, Revolution, and the Butcher Shop Window in Parisian Visual Culture, 1871-1882

This paper focuses on printed images that blurred the boundary between human and animal identities centralizing how these slippages signified in relation to established constructions of gender. Compounded by the massive scale of human butchery required to crush the revolutionary Paris Commune, the cultural construction of the virile Frenchman in his absolute difference from the "weaker sex" and the animal kingdom was challenged.