Review of Rachel Schreiber, gender and activism in a little magazine

dc.contributor.authorMonk, Craig
dc.date.accessioned2022-05-27T01:14:37Z
dc.date.available2022-05-27T01:14:37Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.description.abstractRachel Schreiber examines the use of illustrations in the Masses, launched in New York in 1911, and argues that the ways in which its visual art was created and disseminated, as much as what it suggested, supported the magazine’s socialist worldview. Its “artists’ strike” of 1916 underlined tensions between illustrators and editors and led to the departure of contributors like Maurice Becker and Stuart Davis, who hoped to publish work that was less overtly political without the cloying intervention of collaborators who insisted on illustrative captions. The author reminds us throughout Gender and Activism in a Little Magazine that we should be mindful of the depiction of both women and men in the Masses, and her study is most captivating when similar topics are discussed through a contrast between published images of the two sexes. Beyond an introduction intended, in part, to explain the importance of the magazine to readers who know little about its history and a conclusion that outlines how its pacifism led to its suppression by the American government, this book is organized around an examination of four broad topics, each chapter introduced, less formally, by a discussion of one principal artist.
dc.description.urihttps://library.macewan.ca/cgi-bin/SFX/url.pl/82F
dc.identifierhttps://doi.org/10.1353/amp.2013.0003
dc.identifier.citationMonk, C. (2013). [Review of the book Gender and Activism in a Little Magazine: The Modern Figures of the Masses, by Rachel Schreiber]. American Periodicals: A Journal of History & Criticism 23(1), 87-89. doi:10.1353/amp.2013.0003.
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.14078/435
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoen
dc.rightsAll Rights Reserved
dc.subjectliterary criticism
dc.subjectart and politics
dc.titleReview of Rachel Schreiber, gender and activism in a little magazine
dc.typeReview
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