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Freakery : cultural spectacles of the extraordinary body / edited by Rosemarie Garland Thomson.

By: Thomson, Rosemarie Garland
Language: English Publisher: New York, London : New York University Press, 1996.Description: xviii, 400p. : ill. ; 26cm.ISBN: 0814782221Ownership: WBF Trust
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Includes bibl. notes. - Contents: I, The cultural construction of freaks / Robert Bogdan; The "careers" of people exhibited in freak shows / D.A. Gerber; Intolerable ambiguity / E. Grosz; II, Practices of enfreakment. Monsters in the marketplace / P. Semonin; Death-defying/defining spectacles: Charles Willson Peale / E.L. Schwarzschild; P.T. Barnum's theatrical selfhood / E. Fretz; Social order and psychological disorder: laughing gas demonstrations 1800-50 / E.H. Grayson; Photography and persausion: circus and carnival sideshows, 1935-42 / R.E. Ostman; III, Exhibiting corporeal freaks. Of men, missing links and nondescripts: P.T. Barnum / James W. Cook, jr.; Aztecs, Aborigines and ape-people: science and freaks in Germany, 1850-1900 / N. Rothfels; The "exceptions that prove the rule": Daisy and Violet Hilton / A. Pingree; Cuteness and commodity aesthetics: Tom Thumb and Shirley Temple / L. Merish; IV, Exhibiting cultural freaks. Ethnological show business / B. Linfors; Ogling Igorots / Christopher A. Vaughan; "What an object he would have made of me!": tattooing and the racial freak in Melville's Typee / L. Cassuto; The Circassian beauty and the Circassian slave / Linda Frost; V, Textual uses of freaks. "One of us": Tod Browning's freaks / Joan Hawkins; An American tail: Catherine Duncan's Geek love / Rachel Adams; Freaking feminism: The life and loves of a she-devil and Nights at the circus / Shirley Peterson; Teaching freaks / Brian Rosenberg; VI, Relocations of the freak show. The dime museum freak show reconfigured as talk show / A.S. Dennett; Freaks in space / J.A. Weinstock; Being humaned: medical documentaries and the hyperrealization of conjoined twins / David L. Clark, C. Myser; Bodybuilding / Cecile Lindsay; The celebrity freak: Michael Jackson's grotesque glory / D.D. Yuan.

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