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Spectacle of deformity : freak shows and modern British culture /

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 as they generate...

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Main Author: Durbach, Nadja, 1971-
Format: Online Book
Language:English
Published: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2010.
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Online Access:Online version
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