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Sideshow U.S.A : freaks and the American cultural imagination

Author: Rachel Adams
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2001.
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A staple of American popular culture during the 19th and early 20th centuries, the freak show seemed to vanish after World War II. However, as this book reveals, images of the freak show, with its  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Adams, Rachel, 1968-
Sideshow U.S.A.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2001
(OCoLC)606649013
Online version:
Adams, Rachel, 1968-
Sideshow U.S.A.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2001
(OCoLC)608153851
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Rachel Adams
ISBN: 0226005380 9780226005386 0226005399 9780226005393
OCLC Number: 46918080
Description: xi, 289 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Overture : Recovering Otis --
Act I : Freaks of culture : institutions, publics, and the subjects of ethnographic knowledge ; Sideshow cinema --
Act II : Mixture of delicious and freak : the queer fiction of Carson McCullers ; Freak photography ; From sideshow to the streets : performing the secret self --
Act III : Black look and the spectacle of whitefolks : wildness in Toni Morrison's Beloved ; Maternal impressions --
Epilogue : Live from New York.
Other Titles: Sideshow USA
Responsibility: Rachel Adams.
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