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- DescriptionIn 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.
- Author BiographyNadja Durbach is Associate Professor of History at the University of Utah. She is the author of Bodily Matters: The Anti Vaccination Movement in England, 1853-1907.
- Author(s)Nadja Durbach
- PublisherUniversity of California Press
- Date of Publication13/10/2009
- GenreHistory: Specific Subjects
- Place of PublicationBerkerley
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of California Press
- Content Note15 b/w photographs
- Weight467 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine20 mm
- Format DetailsCloth over boards
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