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Abnormalities Human Great Britain History 19Th Century Freak Shows Great Britain History 19Th Century Human Body Social Aspects Great Britain History 19Th Century Books

Books con argomento Abnormalities Human Great Britain History 19Th Century Freak Shows Great Britain History 19Th Century Human Body Social Aspects Great Britain History 19Th Century

Spectacle of Deformity

Spectacle of Deformity

Durbach Nadja 
edizioni Univ of California Pr collana Univ of California Pr (Hardcover)

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: they generated popular and scientific debates...

€ 83,10
Victorian Freaks

Victorian Freaks

Tromp Marlene (EDT) 
edizioni Ohio State Univ Pr collana Ohio State Univ Pr (Hardcover) , 2008

While “freaks” have captivated our imagination since well before the nineteenth century, the Victorians flocked to shows featuring dancing dwarves, bearded ladies, “missing links,” and six-legged sheep. Indeed, this period has been described by Rosemarie Garland-Thomson as the epoch of “consolidation” for freakery:...

€ 71,50