Freakery: Cultural Spectacles of the Extraordinary Body. Front Cover. Rosemarie Garland Thomson. NYU Press, Oct 1, – History – pages. Freakery has ratings and 10 reviews. Sonanova said: I liked the topics, though many contributors talked about the same thing. The book appeared to be.. . Request PDF on ResearchGate | Freakery: Cultural Spectacles of the Extraordinary Body | Freakery: Cultural Spectacles of the Extraordinary Body. Rosemarie.
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A lot of these contributions would have been better off being read as stand-alone papers- collected like this, they get repetitive very quickly.
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Freakery: Cultural Spectacles of the Extraordinary Body by Rosemarie Garland-Thomson
Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. Jul 19, Sonanova rated it liked it Recommends it for: While reading Freakery, edited by Rosemarie Garland Thomson, one may be surprised to find that freak shows were not all that marginalespecially between the mid-nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, when hundreds of thousands of North Americans and Europeans flocked to examine individuals who were framed by their exhibitors as freaks.
Evans rated it liked it. Rosemarie Thomson’s groundbreaking anthology probes America’s disposition toward the visually different. Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford.
Branden rated it it was amazing Oct 30, In other words, much of Freakery is more conscious of issues raised by contemporary theory than the earlier writings on freaks, and it also covers some new descriptive ground.
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Tom Thumb and Shirley Temple,” which discusses cuteness aesthetics as it relates to midgets. In her cultuural, Thomson traces the freak show from antiquity to the modern period and explores the constitutive, political, and textual properties of such exhibits. Well, now I doFreakery is an exhaustive survey of the tradition of exhibiting human oddities from medieval times Bartholomew Fair to the present TV talk shows. Paperbackpages.
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