Freak Shows and the Modern American Imagination: Constructing the Damaged Body from Willa Cather to Truman Capote by Thomas Fahy - PDF and EPUB eBook

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Freak Shows and the Modern American Imagination examines the artistic use of freak shows between 1900 and 1950. During this...

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Exact title of the book
Freak Shows and the Modern American Imagination: Constructing the Damaged Body from Willa Cather to Truman Capote
Book author
Thomas Fahy
Book edition
Hardcover
Number of pages
204 pages
Language
English
Published
October 3rd 2006 by Palgrave Macmillan
File size (in PDF)
816 kB
Freak Shows and the Modern American Imagination: Constructing the Damaged Body from Willa Cather to Truman Capote

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Freak Shows and the Modern American Imagination examines 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.