ISBN-10:
0226005399
ISBN-13:
2900226005392
Pub. Date:
12/28/2001
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Sideshow U. S. A.: Freaks and the American Cultural Imagination / Edition 1

Sideshow U. S. A.: Freaks and the American Cultural Imagination / Edition 1

by Rachel Adams

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ISBN-13: 2900226005392
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 12/28/2001
Edition description: 1
Pages: 296
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Rachel Adams is an assistant professor of English at Columbia University.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments

1. Overture: Recovering Otis

Act One

2. Freaks of Culture: Institutions, Publics, and the Subject of Ethnographic Knowledge
3. Sideshow Cinema

Act Two

4. "A mixture of delicious and freak": The Queer Fiction of Carson McCullers
5. Freak Photography
6. From Sideshow to the Streets: Performing the "Secret Self"

Act Three

7. The Black Look and the "spectacle of whitefolks": Wildness in Toni Morrison's Beloved
8. Maternal Impressions

Epilogue: Live from New York

Notes
Bibliography
Index

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