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Title Victorian Freaks The Social Context of Freaking in Britain / edited by Marlene Tromp
Published Columbus : Ohio State University Press, 2008
Baltimore, Md. : Project MUSE, 0000


Description 1 online resource (xiii, 328 p.) : ill
Series Book collections on Project MUSE
Contents Even as you and I : freak shows and lay discourse on spectacular deformity / Heather McHold -- Freaklore : the dissemination, fragmentation, and reinvention of the legend of Daniel Lambert, king of fat men / Joyce L. Huff -- White wings and six-legged muttons : the freakish animal / Timothy Neil -- "Poor Hoo Loo" : sentiment, stoicism, and the grotesque in British imperial medicine / Meegan Kennedy -- Elephant talk : language and enfranchisement in the Merrick case / Christine C. Ferguson -- The Missing Link and the Hairy Belle : Krao and the Victorian discourses of evolution, imperialism, and primitive sexuality / Nadja Durbach -- Empire and the Indian freak : the "Miniature Man" from Cawnpore and the "Marvellous Indian Boy" on tour in England / Marlene Tromp -- The Victorian mummy-fetish : H. Rider Haggard, Frank Aubrey, and the white mummy / Kelly Hurley -- Our bear women, ourselves : affiliating with Julia Pastrana / Rebecca Stern -- Queering the marriage plot : Wilkie Collins's The law and the lady / Martha Stoddard Holmes -- Freaks that matter : the dolls' dressmaker, the doctor's assistant, and the limits of difference / Melissa Free -- A collaborative aesthetic : Levinas's idea of responsibility and the photographs of Charles Eisenmann and the late nineteenth-century freak-performer / Christopher R. Smit
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Social history -- History
History, 19th Century -- Great Britain
Abnormalities, Human -- Great Britain -- History
Human body -- Social aspects -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century
Freak shows -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century
Abnormalities, Human -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century
Abnormalities, Human.
Freak shows.
Human body -- Social aspects.
Social history.
Great Britain.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Tromp, Marlene, 1966-
Project Muse. distributor.
LC no. 2007045057
ISBN 9780814272015