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What links Kim Kardashian to the Victorians?

Haynes, Suyin (2016) What links Kim Kardashian to the Victorians? LSE Undergraduate Political Review (26 Oct 2016). Website.

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Politics of Representation: The British Empire’s Photographic Obsession: by Suyin Haynes “BREAK THE INTERNET KIM KARDASHIAN” was emblazoned in capital white letters across the front of PAPER magazine’s Winter 2014 issue. And break it she arguably did. Fashion photographer Jean-Paul Goude’s images of the reality television star clad (and unclad) in a skin tight black leather dress, pouring champagne into a glass delicately placed on her rear, caused a global meltdown on social media. Yet while Kim K’s image was plastered all across the web, it also provoked criticism and a resurgent interest in the 19th century South African woman Sarah Baartman, an unexpected consequence that Goude probably wasn’t anticipating.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
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Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s)
Divisions: International History
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
D History General and Old World > DT Africa
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
T Technology > TR Photography
Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2017 10:20
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2021 00:23

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