Spectacle Of Deformity
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In 1847, during the great age of the freak show, the British periodical Punch bemoaned the publics prevailing taste for deformity. This work argues that far from being purely exploitative, displays of anomalous bodies served a deeper social purpose as they generated popular and scientific debates over the meanings attached to bodily difference.
Country of Origin : UNITED STATES
Illustrations : Ill
Number Of Pages : 288
Year of Publication : 2009
Classification: HISTORY & NOSTALGIA