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Freakery Cultural Spectacles of the Extraordinary Body by Rosemarie G. Thomson

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Published by New York University Press .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Anthropology,
  • Sideshows,
  • Culture,
  • Sociology - General,
  • Sociology,
  • Social aspects,
  • Beauty & Grooming - General,
  • General,
  • BODY, HUMAN_SOCIAL ASPECTS,
  • CIVILIZATION, MODERN_1950-,
  • History / Civilization,
  • Body, Human,
  • Abnormalities, Human,
  • History

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages392
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8045985M
ISBN 100814782175
ISBN 109780814782170

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Giants. Midgets. Tribal non-Westerners. The very fat. The very thin. Hermaphrodites. Conjoined twins. The disabled. The very hirsute. In American history, all have shared the platform equally, as freaks, human oddities, their only commonality their assigned role of anomalous other to the gathered throngs. The Social Context of Freakery in Britain. Author: Marlene Tromp; Publisher: N.A ISBN: Category: Social Science Page: View: DOWNLOAD NOW» While "freaks" have captivated our imagination since well before the nineteenth century, the Victorians flocked to shows featuring dancing dwarves, bearded ladies, "missing links," and six-legged sheep. Freakery: Cultural Spectacles of the Extraordinary Body by Editor-Rosemarie Condition: New. Freakery: Cultural Spectacles of the Extraordinary Body. Book. Seller Inventory # BBS More information "The release of Freakery is as much a comment on modern academia as it is an intriguing exploration of the enduring fascination. Freakery: Cultural Spectacles of the Extraordinary Body / The Inhuman Race: The Racial Grotesque in American Literature and Culture. Carnes, Mark C. // Journal of American History;Mar98, Vol. 84 Issue 4, p Reviews the book `Freakery: Cultural Spectacles of the Extraordinary Body,' edited by Rosemarie Garland Thomson.