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White brides: images of marriage across colonising boundaries

McGrath, Ann


Images of "mixed-color" couples depicted in frontier settings could transform weddings into multilayered imaginaries of gender, conquest, and boundary crossing fertility. The painted image of a bride marrying across colonized borders of "color" and culture suggests a cathartic but fleeting historical moment where representatives of the "Old" and "New" worlds appear to unite freely for mutual benefit. Although paintings of such weddings are not common, certain artists used the theme to depict...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2002
Type: Journal article
Source: Frontiers: a Journal of Women Studies
DOI: 10.1353/fro.2003.0011


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