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The Resource Freak shows and the modern American imagination : constructing the damaged body from Willa Cather to Truman Capote, Thomas Fahy

Freak shows and the modern American imagination : constructing the damaged body from Willa Cather to Truman Capote, Thomas Fahy

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Freak shows and the modern American imagination : constructing the damaged body from Willa Cather to Truman Capote
Title
Freak shows and the modern American imagination
Title remainder
constructing the damaged body from Willa Cather to Truman Capote
Statement of responsibility
Thomas Fahy
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Freak Shows and the Modern American Imaginationexamines the artistic use of freak shows between 1900 and 1950. During this period, the freak show shifted from a highly popular and profitable form of entertainment to a reviled one. But why? And how does this response reflect larger social changes in the United States at the time? Artists responded to this change by using the freakish body as a tool for exploring problematic social attitudes about race, disability, and sexual desire in American culture. The freak body in art not only reveals disturbing truths about early twentieth-century prejudices, but it also becomes a space for exploring the profound social impact of contemporary events such as the Great Migration, World War I, and the Great Depression."--Publisher's website
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
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Fahy, Thomas Richard
Dewey number
813/.5093561
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS374.B64
LC item number
F34 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
American literature readings in the 21st century
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American fiction
  • Human body in literature
  • Abnormalities, Human, in literature
  • Abnormalities, Human, in art
  • Freak shows
Label
Freak shows and the modern American imagination : constructing the damaged body from Willa Cather to Truman Capote, Thomas Fahy
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [171]-183) 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
'Helpless Meanness": Constructing the Black Body as Freakish Spectacle -- War-Injured Bodies: Fallen Soldiers in American Propaganda and the Works of John Dos Passos, Willa Cather, Ernest Hemingway, and William Faulkner -- Worn, Damaged Bodies in the Great Depression: FSA Photography and the Fiction of John Steinbeck, Tillie Olsen, and Nathanael West -- "Some Unheard-of Thing": Freaks, Families, and Coming of Age in Carson McCullers and Truman Capote
Control code
62421313
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 192 pages
Isbn
9781403974037
Lccn
2005056619
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9781403974037
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Freak shows and the modern American imagination : constructing the damaged body from Willa Cather to Truman Capote, Thomas Fahy
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [171]-183) 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
'Helpless Meanness": Constructing the Black Body as Freakish Spectacle -- War-Injured Bodies: Fallen Soldiers in American Propaganda and the Works of John Dos Passos, Willa Cather, Ernest Hemingway, and William Faulkner -- Worn, Damaged Bodies in the Great Depression: FSA Photography and the Fiction of John Steinbeck, Tillie Olsen, and Nathanael West -- "Some Unheard-of Thing": Freaks, Families, and Coming of Age in Carson McCullers and Truman Capote
Control code
62421313
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 192 pages
Isbn
9781403974037
Lccn
2005056619
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9781403974037
Other physical details
illustrations

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