Dances with Darwin, 1875-1910: Vernacular Modernity in France

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Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2009 - 311 pagina's
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This text focuses on the influence of Darwin in the Parisian cafe-concert and music hall, and it is primarily through the analysis of gesture that this discussion is constructed."
 

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Inhoudsopgave

An anthropology of gesture the place and gesture
11
Darwinism and Degeneration Theory in Popular Culture
59
What Is Ugly?
103
Africans and Black Americans in Paris
145
January 1889 Courtesy Bibliotheque nationale
157
separate images in L Illustration 10 January 1903 Courtesy
181
of the Chiffa Falls North Africa creator of our national CakeWalk
187
Epileptic Singers and the Mysteries of the Dark Continent
199
Darwin Meets Pere Ubu
243
Darwins AvantGarde Ubus Progeny
265
Bibliography
277
Index
295
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Over de auteur (2009)

Rae Beth Gordon is Professor of French and Comparative Literature at the University of Connecticut and the author of "Ornament, Fantasy, and Desire in Nineteenth-Century French Literature.

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