Titre : Spectacle of Deformity. Freak Shows and Modern British Culture

Auteur : Durbach Nadja

Editeur/partenaire : University of California Press

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The Spectacle of Deformity In 1847, during the great age of the freak show, the British periodical Punch bemoaned the public's '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.

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