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Big and Small A Cultural History of Extraordinary Bodies

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ISBN-10: 0300228864

ISBN-13: 9780300228861

Edition: 2017

Authors: Lynne Vallone

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Author, scholar, and editor Lynne Vallone has an international reputation in the field of child studies. In this analytical tour-de-force, she explores bodily size difference--particularly unusual bodies, big and small--as an overlooked yet crucial marker that informs human identity and culture.   Exploring miniaturism, giganticism, obesity, and the lived experiences of actual big and small people, Vallone boldly addresses the uncomfortable implications of using physical measures to judge normalcy, goodness, gender identity, and beauty. This wide-ranging work surveys the lives and contexts of both real and imagined persons with extraordinary bodies from the seventeenth century to the…    
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Book details

List price: $27.50
Copyright year: 2017
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 1/9/2018
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 360
Size: 0.58" wide x 0.87" long x 0.14" tall
Weight: 1.408
Language: English