Sara Baartman and the Hottentot Venus: A Ghost Story and a Biography

Valutazione media 3,72
( su 112 valutazioni fornite da Goodreads )
 
9780691147963: Sara Baartman and the Hottentot Venus: A Ghost Story and a Biography

Displayed on European stages from 1810 to 1815 as the Hottentot Venus, Sara Baartman was one of the most famous women of her day, and also one of the least known. As the Hottentot Venus, she was seen by Westerners as alluring and primitive, a reflection of their fears and suppressed desires. But who was Sara Baartman? Who was the woman who became the Hottentot Venus? Based on research and interviews that span three continents, Sara Baartman and the Hottentot Venus tells the entwined histories of an illusive life and a famous icon. In doing so, the book raises questions about the possibilities and limits of biography for understanding those who live between and among different cultures.


In reconstructing Baartman's life, the book traverses the South African frontier and its genocidal violence, cosmopolitan Cape Town, the ending of the slave trade, the Industrial Revolution, the French Revolution, the Napoleonic Wars, London and Parisian high society, and the rise of racial science. The authors discuss the ramifications of discovering that when Baartman went to London, she was older than originally assumed, and they explore the enduring impact of the Hottentot Venus on ideas about women, race, and sexuality. The book concludes with the politics involved in returning Baartman's remains to her home country, and connects Baartman's story to her descendants in nineteenth- and twentieth-century South Africa.



Sara Baartman and the Hottentot Venus offers the authoritative account of one woman's life and reinstates her to the full complexity of her history.

Le informazioni nella sezione "Riassunto" possono far riferimento a edizioni diverse di questo titolo.

From the Inside Flap:

"Finally, an authoritative account of the mythologized life of Sara Baartman. The meticulously researched subject comes to life in the hands of historians Crais and Scully, who skillfully negotiate the pitfalls of writing historical biography. The authors make a delicate distinction between the woman, Sara Baartman, and the iconic Hottentot Venus, in this elegantly written, passionate, compassionate, and carefully contextualized study, in which their findings are nevertheless unflinchingly presented. Magnificentan outstanding contribution to South African culture, past and present."--Zo Wicomb, author of You Cant Get Lost in Cape Town

"Crais and Scully have produced a definitive study of Sara Baartman and the many lives of the so-called Hottentot Venus. This is a wonderful book that has both intellectual interest and emotional power--I think it will be established as the authoritative account."--Elizabeth Elbourne, McGill University

"An eloquently written story demonstrating meticulous archival research, this book makes an important contribution to scholarly debates about biography. Using a range of previously unrecovered sources, Crais and Scully apply their theoretical insights about heterography to the life of Sara Baartman, moving well beyond her role as the Hottentot Venus by reclaiming her life in the fullness of lived experience."--Kerry Ward, Rice University

"In the very act of demonstrating the impossibility of knowing Sarah Baartman, the authors of this remarkable book have restored her humanity. This is less a biography than an anti-biography, a searing work of social history that acknowledges the deep silence that surrounds so much of human history. A richly researched and deeply moving work."--Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, author of Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History

About the Author:

Clifton Crais is professor of history at Emory University. He is the author of The Politics of Evil. Pamela Scully is professor of women's studies and African studies at Emory University. She is the author of Liberating the Family?

Le informazioni nella sezione "Su questo libro" possono far riferimento a edizioni diverse di questo titolo.

I migliori risultati di ricerca su AbeBooks

1.

Clifton Crais; Pamela Scully
Editore: Princeton University Press (2010)
ISBN 10: 0691147965 ISBN 13: 9780691147963
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: 1
Da
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Princeton University Press, 2010. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria SONG0691147965

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 14,05
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 3,39
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

2.

Clifton Crais, Pamela Scully
Editore: Princeton University Press, United States (2010)
ISBN 10: 0691147965 ISBN 13: 9780691147963
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: 1
Da
The Book Depository US
(London, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Princeton University Press, United States, 2010. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Reprint. Language: English . Brand New Book. Displayed on European stages from 1810 to 1815 as the Hottentot Venus, Sara Baartman was one of the most famous women of her day, and also one of the least known. As the Hottentot Venus, she was seen by Westerners as alluring and primitive, a reflection of their fears and suppressed desires. But who was Sara Baartman? Who was the woman who became the Hottentot Venus? Based on research and interviews that span three continents, Sara Baartman and the Hottentot Venus tells the entwined histories of an illusive life and a famous icon. In doing so, the book raises questions about the possibilities and limits of biography for understanding those who live between and among different cultures. In reconstructing Baartman s life, the book traverses the South African frontier and its genocidal violence, cosmopolitan Cape Town, the ending of the slave trade, the Industrial Revolution, the French Revolution, the Napoleonic Wars, London and Parisian high society, and the rise of racial science. The authors discuss the ramifications of discovering that when Baartman went to London, she was older than originally assumed, and they explore the enduring impact of the Hottentot Venus on ideas about women, race, and sexuality. The book concludes with the politics involved in returning Baartman s remains to her home country, and connects Baartman s story to her descendants in nineteenth- and twentieth-century South Africa. Sara Baartman and the Hottentot Venus offers the authoritative account of one woman s life and reinstates her to the full complexity of her history. Codice libro della libreria AAU9780691147963

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 20,38
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

3.

Clifton Crais, Pamela Scully
Editore: Princeton University Press, United States (2010)
ISBN 10: 0691147965 ISBN 13: 9780691147963
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: 1
Da
The Book Depository
(London, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Princeton University Press, United States, 2010. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Reprint. Language: English . Brand New Book. Displayed on European stages from 1810 to 1815 as the Hottentot Venus, Sara Baartman was one of the most famous women of her day, and also one of the least known. As the Hottentot Venus, she was seen by Westerners as alluring and primitive, a reflection of their fears and suppressed desires. But who was Sara Baartman? Who was the woman who became the Hottentot Venus? Based on research and interviews that span three continents, Sara Baartman and the Hottentot Venus tells the entwined histories of an illusive life and a famous icon. In doing so, the book raises questions about the possibilities and limits of biography for understanding those who live between and among different cultures. In reconstructing Baartman s life, the book traverses the South African frontier and its genocidal violence, cosmopolitan Cape Town, the ending of the slave trade, the Industrial Revolution, the French Revolution, the Napoleonic Wars, London and Parisian high society, and the rise of racial science.The authors discuss the ramifications of discovering that when Baartman went to London, she was older than originally assumed, and they explore the enduring impact of the Hottentot Venus on ideas about women, race, and sexuality. The book concludes with the politics involved in returning Baartman s remains to her home country, and connects Baartman s story to her descendants in nineteenth- and twentieth-century South Africa. Sara Baartman and the Hottentot Venus offers the authoritative account of one woman s life and reinstates her to the full complexity of her history. Codice libro della libreria AAU9780691147963

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 20,37
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

4.

Clifton Crais
Editore: Princeton University Press 2010-11-15 (2010)
ISBN 10: 0691147965 ISBN 13: 9780691147963
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: 2
Da
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Princeton University Press 2010-11-15, 2010. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria NU-BER-00113768

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 17,42
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 3,27
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

5.

Crais, Clifton
ISBN 10: 0691147965 ISBN 13: 9780691147963
Nuovi Quantità: 1
Da
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro 2010. PAP. Condizione libro: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Codice libro della libreria KS-9780691147963

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 18,48
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 3,39
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

6.

Clifton Crais, Pamela Scully, Pamela Scully
Editore: Princeton University Press 2010-11-09, Princeton, N.J. |Woodstock (2010)
ISBN 10: 0691147965 ISBN 13: 9780691147963
Nuovi paperback Quantità: > 20
Da
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Princeton University Press 2010-11-09, Princeton, N.J. |Woodstock, 2010. paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria 9780691147963

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 19,16
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 3,28
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

7.

Clifton Crais
Editore: Princeton University Press 2010-11-15 (2010)
ISBN 10: 0691147965 ISBN 13: 9780691147963
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: 3
Da
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Princeton University Press 2010-11-15, 2010. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria NU-GRD-00562695

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 19,72
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 3,27
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

8.

Crais, Clifton, Scully, Pamela
Editore: Princeton University Press (2010)
ISBN 10: 0691147965 ISBN 13: 9780691147963
Nuovi Brossura Quantità: 2
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Princeton University Press, 2010. Condizione libro: New. 2010. Reprint. Paperback. Displayed on European stages from 1810 to 1815 as the Hottentot Venus, Sara Baartman was one of the most famous women of her day. This book tells the entwined histories of an illusive life and a famous icon. It raises questions about the possibilities and limits of biography for understanding those who live among different cultures. Num Pages: 248 pages, 32 halftones. BIC Classification: 1HFMS; BGH; HBTQ; JFSJ1. Category: (UP) Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly. Dimension: 233 x 157 x 18. Weight in Grams: 384. . . . . . . Codice libro della libreria V9780691147963

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 23,39
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
Da: Irlanda a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

9.

Crais, Clifton, Scully, Pamela
Editore: Princeton University Press
ISBN 10: 0691147965 ISBN 13: 9780691147963
Nuovi Brossura Quantità: 2
Da
Kennys Bookstore
(Olney, MD, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Princeton University Press. Condizione libro: New. 2010. Reprint. Paperback. Displayed on European stages from 1810 to 1815 as the Hottentot Venus, Sara Baartman was one of the most famous women of her day. This book tells the entwined histories of an illusive life and a famous icon. It raises questions about the possibilities and limits of biography for understanding those who live among different cultures. Num Pages: 248 pages, 32 halftones. BIC Classification: 1HFMS; BGH; HBTQ; JFSJ1. Category: (UP) Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly. Dimension: 233 x 157 x 18. Weight in Grams: 384. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Codice libro della libreria V9780691147963

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 24,44
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

10.

Clifton Crais; Pamela Scully
Editore: Princeton University Press (2010)
ISBN 10: 0691147965 ISBN 13: 9780691147963
Nuovi Brossura Quantità: 1
Da
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Princeton University Press, 2010. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria EH9780691147963

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 22,28
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 2,99
Da: Germania a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

Vedi altre copie di questo libro

Vedi tutti i risultati per questo libro