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Freakery : cultural spectacles of the extraordinary body

Author: Rosemarie Garland-Thomson
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, ©1996.
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Rosemarie Garland-Thomson
ISBN: 0814782175 9780814782170 0814782221 9780814782224
OCLC Number: 34517618
Description: xviii, 400 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction : From wonder to error--a genealogy of freak discourse in modernity / Rosemarie Garland Thomson --
The social construction of freaks / Robert Bogdan --
The "careers" of people exhibited in freak shows : the problem of volition and valorization / David A. Gerber --
Intolerable ambiguity : freaks as/at the limit / Elizabeth Grosz --
Monsters in the marketplace : the exhibition of human oddities in early modern England / Paul Semonin --
Death-defying/defining spectacles : Charles Willson Peale as early American freak showman / Edward L. Schwarzschild --
P.T. Barnum's theatrical selfhood and the nineteenth-century culture of exhibition / Eric Fretz --
Social order and psychological disorder : laughing gas demonstrations, 1800-1850 / Ellen Hickey Grayson --
Photography and persuasion : farm security administration photographs of circus and carnival sideshows, 1935-1942 / Ronald E. Ostman --
Of men, missing links, and nondescripts : the strange career of P.T. Barnum's "What is it?" exhibition / James W. Cook, Jr. --
Aztecs, aborigines, and ape-people : science and freaks in Germany, 1850-1900 / Nigel Rothfels --
The "exceptions that prove the rule" : Daisy and Violet Hilton, the "new woman," and the bonds of marriage / Allison Pingree --
Cuteness and commodity aesthetics : Tom Thumb and Shirley Temple / Lori Merish --
Ethnological show business : footlighting the dark continent / Bernth Lindfors --
Ogling igorots : the politics and commerce of exhibiting cultural otherness, 1898-1913 / Christopher A. Vaughan --
"What an object he would have made of me!" : tattooing and the racial freak in Melville's Typee / Leonard Cassuto --
The Circassian beauty and the Circassian slave : gender, imperialism, and American popular entertainment / Linda Frost --
"One of us" : Tod Browning's Freaks / Joan Hawkins --
An American tail : freaks, gender, and the incorporation of history in Katherine Dunn's Geek love / Rachel Adams --
Freaking feminism : The life and loves of a she-devil and Nights at the circus as narrative freak shows / Shirley Peterson --
Teaching freaks / Brian Rosenberg --
The dime museum freak show reconfigured as talk show / Andrea Stulman Dennett --
Freaks in space : "extraterrestrialism" and "deep-space multiculturalism" / Jeffrey A. Weinstock --
Being humaned : medical documentaries and the hyperrealization of conjoined twins / David L. Clark and Catherine Myser --
Bodybuilding : a postmodern freak show / Cecile Lindsey --
The celebrity freak : Michael Jackson's "grotesque glory" / David D. Yuan.
Responsibility: edited by Rosemarie Garland Thomson.
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