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Freakery: Cultural Spectacles of the Extraordinary Body

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Freakery: Cultural Spectacles of the Extraordinary Body - Thomson, Rosemarie Garland, Professor (Editor)
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A groundbreaking anthology that probes the disposition towards the visually different 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. For the price of a ticket, freak shows offered spectators an icon of bodily otherness whose difference from them secured their own ...

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Freakery: Cultural Spectacles of the Extraordinary Body 1996, New York University Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9780814782224

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Freakery: Cultural Spectacles of the Extraordinary Body 1996, New York University Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9780814782170

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