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Chang and Eng reconnected : the original Siamese twins in American culture

Author: Cynthia Wu
Publisher: Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Considering Chang and Eng's body in America from the nineteenth century to the present

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Named Person: Chang Bunker; Eng Bunker
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cynthia Wu
ISBN: 9781439908686 1439908680 9781439908693 1439908699 9781439908709 1439908702
OCLC Number: 777654628
Description: xiii, 203 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Material traces in the archive --
Labor and ownership in the American South --
Solving the mystery of their union --
Strange Incursions into medical science at the Mutter Museum --
pt. 2. Reading literature and visual cultures --
Late-nineteenth-century visions of conflict and consensus --
Asian Americans bare/bear the hyphen --
Disciplining and normalizing the woman subject in contemporary literature and film pt. 3. Observing and participating --
Our esteemed ancestors.
Responsibility: Cynthia Wu.

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"Wu...has steered her book in a completely different direction from the usual accounts of Chang and Eng, away from the sideshow fascination about disability and also the mechanics of joined twins Read more...

 
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