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by Anna Kerchy,Andrea Zittlau

  • ISBN: 144384134X
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  • Author: Anna Kerchy,Andrea Zittlau
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing; Unabridged edition edition (November 1, 2012)
  • Pages: 295 pages
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Anna Kérchy, Andrea Zittlau, ed.

Anna Kérchy, Andrea Zittlau, eds. Exploring the Cultural History of Continental European Freak Shows and 'Enfreakment'. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2012. Even the book jacket, showing David Caines’s paintings of freakish figures is refreshing, in contrast to jacket illustrations that seem to be unrelated afterthoughts.

Introduction anna kérchy and andrea zittlau. This international, interdisciplinary collection of essays attempts to recover the lost histories of Continental European freakery and enfreakment. All essays rely heavily on Rosemarie Garland Thomson’s notion of enfreakment introduced in her study on the rise and fall of the freak show and its most popular human exhibits from the 1830s through to the 1940s. 1 Accordingly, freaks of nature, .

Kerchy Anna Zittlau Andrea. This collection offers cultural historical analyses of enfreakment and freak shows, examining the social construction and spectacular display of wondrous, monstrous, or curious Otherness in the formerly relatively neglected region of Continental Europe.

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But these "representational strategies of show-business"-such as passing out postcards of themselves on arrival in Auschwitz-were part and parcel of playing the role of freak.

This collection offers cultural historical analyses of enfreakment and freak shows, examining the social construction and spectacular display of wondrous, monstrous, or curious Otherness in the formerly relatively neglected region of Continental Europe. Saved in: Bibliographic Details. Main Author: Kérchy, Anna. Other Authors: Zittlau, Andrea.

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Kérchy, Anna; Zittlau, Andrea (2013). Exploring the Cultural History of Continental European Freak Shows and ‘Enfreakment’. Cambridge Scholars Publishing. ISBN 978-1-4438-4642-4.

Kérchy, Anna and Andrea Zittlau. New Castle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013. "Pee-Wee's to Make Series Pictures.

This collection offers cultural historical analyses of enfreakment and freak shows, examining the social construction and spectacular display of wondrous, monstrous, or curious Otherness in the formerly relatively neglected region of Continental Europe. Forgotten stories are uncovered about freak-show celebrities, medical specimen, and philosophical fantasies presenting the anatomically unusual in a wide range of sites, including curiosity cabinets, anatomical museums, and traveling circus acts. The essays explore the locally specific dimensions of the exhibition of extraordinary bodies within their particular historical, cultural and political context. Thus the impact of the Nazi eugenics programs, state Socialism, or the Chernobyl catastrophe is observed closely and yet the transnational dimensions of enfreakment are made obvious through topics ranging from Jesuit missionaries' diabolization of American Indians, to translations of Continental European teratology in British medical journals, and the Hollywood silver screen's colonization of European fantasies about deformity. Although Continental European freaks are introduced as products of ideologically-infiltrated representations, they also emerge as embodied subjects endowed with their own voice, view, and subversive agency.

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