Sideshow U. S. A. Freaks and the American Cultural Imagination

ISBN-10: 0226005399

ISBN-13: 9780226005393

Edition: 2001

Authors: Rachel Adams

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A staple of American popular culture during the 19th and early 20th centuries, the freak show seemed to vanish after World War II. This book reveals the image of the freak show, with its combination of the grotesque, horrific and amusing specimens.
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Book details

List price: $31.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 12/1/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 282
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Overture: Recovering Otis Act One
Freaks of Culture: Institutions, Publics, and the Subject of Ethnographic Knowledge
Sideshow Cinema Act Two
"A mixture of delicious and freak": The Queer Fiction of Carson McCullers
Freak Photography
From Sideshow to the Streets: Performing the "Secret Self" Act Three
The Black Look and the "spectacle of whitefolks": Wildness in Toni Morrison's Beloved
Maternal Impressions Epilogue: Live from New York
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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