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The Resource Freakery : cultural spectacles of the extraordinary body, ed. by Rosemarie Garland Thomson

Freakery : cultural spectacles of the extraordinary body, ed. by Rosemarie Garland Thomson

Label
Freakery : cultural spectacles of the extraordinary body
Title
Freakery
Title remainder
cultural spectacles of the extraordinary body
Statement of responsibility
ed. by Rosemarie Garland Thomson
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Garland-Thomson, Rosemarie
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Abnormalities, Human
  • Human body
  • Sideshows
Label
Freakery : cultural spectacles of the extraordinary body, ed. by Rosemarie Garland Thomson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
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
Control code
1633600
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xviii, 400 p.
Isbn
9780814782224
Lccn
96010034
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Freakery : cultural spectacles of the extraordinary body, ed. by Rosemarie Garland Thomson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
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
Control code
1633600
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xviii, 400 p.
Isbn
9780814782224
Lccn
96010034
Other physical details
ill.

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