Sideshow U. S. A. Freaks and the American Cultural Imagination
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Description: 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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Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 12/1/2001
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
|List of Illustrations|
|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|
|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|