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Series: Theory in Forms
Published: 15 May 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478002666-006
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0266-6
... Chaillu, achieved fame by describing monster- like gorillas and human cannibals in the Gabonese rainforest; his Explorations and Adventures in Equatorial Africa sold ten thousand copies in its first two years in England alone.6 The po liti cal meaning of cannibals and apes extended to racial positioning...
Published: 06 November 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012818-002
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1281-8
... zoology specified that apes were monkeys without tails, notably orangutans, chimpanzees, and gorillas. Pre- Darwinian zoologists often represented apes as more human and hence in opposition to monkeys. Therefore, an ape can be multiple, very different species. While the sci- entific use of ape became...
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By Florence Bernault
Series: Theory in Forms
Published: 15 May 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478002666-009
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0266-6
... Adventurous Life (London: Sampson Low, Marston, 1932), 200. R. B. N. Walker, an agent of the British trading firm Hatton and Cookson, was the first to send a gorilla specimen to the United Kingdom in 1847. The carcass traveled along with two boiled skele tons and the brains, intestines, and body parts...
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By Lynden Harris
Published: 02 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021421-023
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2142-1
...52 20 Boot Camp My dad was a beefy man, built like a human- sized gorilla. My mom was a tiny, delicate- looking woman, which was deceptive. My dad s top four front teeth were false. He d made the mistake of calling her a bitch during an argument, and her foot instantly shot up to kick that word...
Published: 01 January 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478003410-017
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0341-0
... know how it s going to work. But her jokes, I have no idea what s going to happen. I have no idea. This is the joke she told me the other day. She said: Who didn t let the gorilla into the ballet? . . . Already I love this joke. I love this joke. I have not heard this joke. This is a new joke for me...
Series: Theory in Forms
Published: 15 May 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478002666-010
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0266-6
..., Consumption, and Cleanliness in Modern Zimbabwe. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 1996. Burroughs, Edgar Rice. Tarzan of the Apes. 1914. New York: Ballantine Books, 1963. Burton, Richard Francis. Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo. Vol. 1. London: Sampson Low, Marston, 1876. Butler...
Series: Theory in Forms
Published: 15 May 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478002666-001
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0266-6
... by re- forming it, creating new ties of interpretation and sagacity. Look, for instance, at the following vignette (figure I.1) in Paul Du Chaillu s Lost in the Jungle (1875).88 Although the artist s drawing closely followed the explorer s narrative of the incident, that of a male gorilla killing...
Book Chapter

By Florence Bernault
Series: Theory in Forms
Published: 15 May 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478002666-011
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0266-6
..., 153 54, 178, 191, 271n46, 274n76, 274nn78 79; fear of, 22, 138, 146, 148 50, 155 56, 166; gorilla, 156, 275n92, 276n94; guilt and, 154 55, 158 59, 162, 166; imaginary of, 7, 138 39, 141, 145 46, 148, 151, 154 56, 168, 179, 195; law against, 19, 180 81; mirror of, 139 40, 143, 154; missionaries...
Published: 06 November 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012818-016
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1281-8
... that everything is discovered and classified and known. The International Society of Cryptozoology adopted the okapi as symbol, redrawn from a photograph of a baby okapi. Along with ani- mals like the mountain gorilla and Komodo dragon (discovered by the west in 1902 and 1912 respectively) the okapi represents...
Series: Writing Matters!
Published: 01 January 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478013075-003
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1307-5
...- human, hy- permasculinizing gorilla labels often applied to Williams. The outfit also speaks through the words Mother, Goddess, Queen, and Champion that appear on it in French and English. Queen arguably includes Williams in a pantheon of honored Black- ness: Wakanda royalty, Nefertiti, Beyoncé, Janelle...
Published: 06 November 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012818-006
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1281-8
... Earwig Emu Eastern Gorilla ...
Published: 06 November 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012818-008
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1281-8
... for . . . Galapagos tortoise Gazelle Gharial Goose Gorilla Gnu ...
Published: 06 November 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012818-001
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1281-8
... including natural histo- ries, children s fictional books, Boys Own stories, and even memoirs like Richard Owen s on the gorilla, might be said to be bestiaries by an- other name.3 Format is key. As Luther Marsh notes in the opening epi- graph above, classification systems in his case, the English...
Series: Theory in Forms
Published: 15 May 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478002666-003
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0266-6
..., and, more rarely, dried hands of monkeys and gorillas. Handmade products included blankets, gunpowder, cooking pots, large double clapper- less metal bells, and small wicker twigs bent in intricate knots.9 Numerous bottles of potions and powders waited on shelves (figure 2.1). Everywhere, we saw baskets...
Series: Black Outdoors: Innovations in the Poetics of Study
Published: 21 May 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021339-011
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2133-9
... On Impassioned Claims 277 view is that primaeval man aboriginally lived in small communities, each with as many wives as he could support and obtain, whom he would have jealously guarded against all other men. Or he may have lived with several wives by himself, like the gorilla; for all the natives agree...
Series: Latin America in Translation
Published: 23 December 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478005131-004
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0513-1
Book Chapter

By Florence Bernault
Series: Theory in Forms
Published: 15 May 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478002666-008
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0266-6
... semifictional figures, or colonial thirds (apes, gorillas, pygmies, cannibals, degenerate tribes, and hypersexualized women). These characters served as references, intermediates, and mirrors to both white people and Africans, in order for the former to define in their own racial or civilizational terms...
Published: 01 January 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478003410-013
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0341-0
Published: 06 November 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012818-028
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1281-8
... femininity; masculinity 236 · I N D E X George IV (king), 73 Ghana, 207 gifts, 32, 47, 73 giraffes, 72 77, 134 35 Gliddon, George, 91 Gordon-Cumming, Constance F., 185 86 The Gorilla Hunters (Ballantyne), 25 Great Expectations (Dickens), 120 Hark! Hark! The Dogs Do Bark! (map), 46, 51 Hastings...
Published: 02 April 2021
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2142-1
... son a mere kid was brave enough to fight a grown man. Later, at ten, I chased my stepfather out of the house with a knife. So I started to get a reputation. And I wore that re spect like a badge of honor. 52 20 Boot Camp My dad was a beefy man, built like a human- sized gorilla. My mom was a tiny...