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The Resource Spectacle of deformity : freak shows and modern British culture, Nadja Durbach

Spectacle of deformity : freak shows and modern British culture, Nadja Durbach

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Spectacle of deformity : freak shows and modern British culture
Title
Spectacle of deformity
Title remainder
freak shows and modern British culture
Statement of responsibility
Nadja Durbach
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In 1847, during the great age of the freak show, the British periodical Punch bemoaned the public's "prevailing taste for deformity." This vividly detailed work argues that far from being purely exploitative, displays of anomalous bodies served a deeper social purpose as they generated popular and scientific debates over the meanings attached to bodily difference. Nadja Durbach examines freaks both well-known and obscure including the Elephant Man; "Lalloo, the Double-Bodied Hindoo Boy," a set of conjoined twins advertised as half male, half female; Krao, a seven-year-old hairy Laotian girl wh
Cataloging source
CUS
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Spectacle of deformity : freak shows and modern British culture, Nadja Durbach
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Spectacle of deformity : freak shows and modern British culture, Nadja Durbach
Link
http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1525/j.ctt1pn7h3
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover -- Table of Contents -- Illustrations -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- 1. Monstrosity, Masculinity, and Medicine -- 2. Two Bodies, Two Selves, Two Sexes -- 3. The Missing Link and the Hairy Belle -- 4. Aztecs and Earthmen -- 5. "When the Cannibal King Began to Talk" -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
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Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 273 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520944893
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote

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