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EBOOK ó EPUB Freak Show Presenting Human Oddities for Amusement and Profit ã 9780226063126 ì DCMDIRECT ↠ [Epub] ➚ Freak Show Presenting Human Oddities for Amusement and Profit By Robert Bogdan – Dcmdirect.co.uk From 1840 until 1940 freak shows Or was widely accepted as one of America's most popular forms of entertainment Robert Bogdan's fascinating social history brings to life the world of the freak show and explores the culture that nurtured and later abandoned it In uncovering this neglected chapter of show business he describes in detail the flimflam artistry behind the shows the promoters and the audiences and the gradual Show Presenting Human Epub #220 evolut Really interesting perspective of the history of the 'Freak Show' Exploitation vs OpportunitiesTravelFinancial StabilityFamily Mentality It's definitely a niche topic but I am very glad I picked it up

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From until Presenting Human PDF #10003 freak shows by the hundreds crisscrossed the United States from the smallest towns to the largest cities exhibiting their casts of dwarfs giants Siamese twins bearded ladies savages snake charmers fire eaters and other oddities By today's standards such displays would be considered cruel and exploitative the pornography of disability Yet for one hundred years the freak show Freak Show PDF Freak Show Presenting Human Oddities for Amusement and Profit by Robert Bogdon University of Chicago Press 1988 7911 Author Robert Bogdon paints a vivid portrait of life inside the travelling shows that exhibited malformed humans The fat lady the sword swallower the Lobster Boy the bearded lady and on and on From 1850 until well into the twentieth century there was no stigma attached to the opportunity to gape at these unfortunate humans This is a fantastically researched volume on a fringe topic My rating 72510 finished 3717 I bought my PB copy in acceptable condition for 150 at McKay's PPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP

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Freak Show Presenting Human Oddities for Amusement and ProfitIon of public opinion from awe to embarrassment Freaks were not born Bogdan reveals they were manufactured by the amusement world usually with the active participation of the freaks Show Presenting Human Oddities for eBook #194 themselves Many of the human curiosities found fame and fortune becoming the celebrities of their time until the ascent of professional medicine transformed them from marvels into pathological specimans For being one of the first researchers to investigate this topic Bogdan's work is a necessary starting point when you want to learn about the history of Freak Shows I didn't entirely agree with his assessment that Freak Shows were largely beneficial and not exploitative to performers and I found his eventual use of the term exhibit or various derogatory terms for performers despite their being common and accepted terms within Freak Show circles I still thought they were a little too offensive to use as casually as he did to be discomforting Still he did show that for SOME usually white less unusually shaped performers Freak Shows could provide a means for them to improve their social statuses