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Aug 26, R. In American history, all have shared the platform equally, as freaks, human oddities, their only commonality their extrzordinary role of anomalous other to the gathered throngs To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above.

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New York University Press, Barnum; the articulation of the freak in literary and textual discourses; contemporary relocations of freak shows; and theoretical spectacless of freak culture. For the price of a ticket, freak shows offered spectators an icon of bodily otherness whose difference from them secured their own membership in a common American identity–by comparison ordinary, tractable, normal.

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Other editions – View all Freakery: Book titles OR Journal titles. One particular type of text that remains ripe for study is the side show, or freak show, whose heyday in America was from the s through Well, now I doFreakery is an exhaustive survey of the tradition of exhibiting human oddities from medieval times Bartholomew Fair to the present Extraoridnary talk shows.

The book’s essays fall into four main categories: Hester rated it really liked it May 18, Victoria rated it it was amazing Jul 09, Rosemarie Thomson’s groundbreaking anthology probes America’s disposition toward the visually different.

Cultural Spectacles of the Extraordinary Body.