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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Paperbackpages. In American history, all have shared the platform equally, as freaks, human oddities, their only commonality freakerh assigned role of anomalous other to the gathered throngs Ashley rated it really liked it Apr 14, 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.
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Jonathan Mitchell rated it really liked it Jun 29, For the price of a ticket, freak shows offered spectators an icon of bodily otherness whose difference from them secured their own membership in a common American identity–by comparison ordinary, tractable, normal.
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Frederick rated it it was amazing Aug 07, NYU Press will cancel exam copy orders if information cannot be verified. However it is somewhat repetitive and a little too academic for a extraordinaey like me. Preview — Freakery by Rosemarie Garland-Thomson. Built on the Johns Hopkins University Campus.
Rachel rated it it was ok Feb 27, Books by Rosemarie Garland-Thomson. You might want to pick up the book if the topic peaks curiosity in you. For the price of a ticket, freak shows offered spectators an icon of bodily otherness whose difference from them secured their own membership in a common American identity–by comparison ordinary, tractable, normal.
Freakery: Cultural Spectacles of the Extraordinary Body
Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. In her introduction, Thomson traces the freak show from antiquity to the modern period and explores the constitutive, political, and textual properties of such exhibits.
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You do not currently have access to this article. Cultural Spectacles of the Extraordinary Body, makes clear, the freak show is a productive area of study not only in itself, but also in relation to modernityand as a model for examining freakish aspects of culture in the cultyral twentieth century.
Little, Brown,and Conscience and Convenience: I guess many were afraid to step up to the plate and hit on original historical sources. Tom Thumb and Shirley Temple. Rosemarie Thomson’s groundbreaking anthology probes America’s disposition toward the visually different.