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The Resource Chang and Eng reconnected : the original Siamese twins in American culture, Cynthia Wu

Chang and Eng reconnected : the original Siamese twins in American culture, Cynthia Wu

Label
Chang and Eng reconnected : the original Siamese twins in American culture
Title
Chang and Eng reconnected
Title remainder
the original Siamese twins in American culture
Statement of responsibility
Cynthia Wu
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Conjoined twins Chang and Eng Bunker have fascinated the world since the nineteenth century. In her captivating book, Chang and Eng Reconnected, Cynthia Wu traces the 'original Siamese twins' through the terrain of American culture, showing how their inseparability underscored tensions between individuality and collectivity in the American popular imagination. Using letters, medical documents and exhibits, literature, art, film, and family lore, Wu provides a trans-historical analysis that presents the Bunkers as both a material presence and as metaphor. She also shows how the twins figure in representations of race, disability, and science in fictional narratives about nation building. As astute entrepreneurs, the twins managed their own lives; nonetheless, as Chang and Eng Reconnected shows, American culture has always viewed them through the multiple lenses of difference."--Publisher's Web site
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1973-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wu, Cynthia
Dewey number
810.9/351
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS217.C63
LC item number
W8 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bunker, Chang
  • Bunker, Eng
  • American literature
  • American literature
  • Literature and society
  • Popular culture
  • Conjoined twins in literature
  • Asian Americans in literature
  • Twins, Conjoined
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / American / Asian American
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / People with Disabilities
  • HISTORY / United States / 19th Century
Label
Chang and Eng reconnected : the original Siamese twins in American culture, Cynthia Wu
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Pt. 1. Material traces in the archive -- Labor and ownership in the American South -- Solving the mystery of their union -- Strange Incursions into medical science at the Mutter Museum -- Pt. 2. Reading literature and visual cultures -- Late-nineteenth-century visions of conflict and consensus -- Asian Americans bare/bear the hyphen -- Disciplining and normalizing the woman subject in contemporary literature and film Pt. 3. Observing and participating -- Our esteemed ancestors
Control code
777654628
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 203 pages
Isbn
9781439908709
Isbn Type
(e-book)
Lccn
2012008892
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)777654628
Label
Chang and Eng reconnected : the original Siamese twins in American culture, Cynthia Wu
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Pt. 1. Material traces in the archive -- Labor and ownership in the American South -- Solving the mystery of their union -- Strange Incursions into medical science at the Mutter Museum -- Pt. 2. Reading literature and visual cultures -- Late-nineteenth-century visions of conflict and consensus -- Asian Americans bare/bear the hyphen -- Disciplining and normalizing the woman subject in contemporary literature and film Pt. 3. Observing and participating -- Our esteemed ancestors
Control code
777654628
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 203 pages
Isbn
9781439908709
Isbn Type
(e-book)
Lccn
2012008892
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)777654628

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