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Picturing Political PowerImages in the Women's Suffrage Movement$
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Allison K. Lange

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780226703244

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: January 2021

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226703381.001.0001

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Picturing Political Power
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Allison K. Lange

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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226703381.003.0008

Historical images conveyed ideas about gender, politics, and power and laid the foundations for modern ones. Suffragists worked within established visual norms for representing political power, long coded as masculine. Since then, each generation of feminists seems to reject the political styles of their predecessors to counter the still popular idea that feminists are serious, sexless, manhating, harridans. Photographs and posters from the Women’s March as well as images of current leading women demonstrate new shifts in gendered pictures. Visual debates about gender and politics continue today.

Keywords:   Women's March, feminism, social media, Hillary Clinton, Michelle Obama, gender, visual culture, posters, anti-women's rights, memory

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