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  • Freak Show Presenting Human Oddities for Amusement and Profit
  • Robert Bogdan
  • English
  • 24 February 2018
  • 9780226063126

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Characters ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Robert Bogdan Freak Show Presenting Human Oddities for Amusement and Profit Download À 106 Show 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 gradua. A lot of the information I read I knew about There was some information that I didn t know and was new and interesting to read aboutOnly complaint were how sources were cited It took away from the book because of how distracting it was

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Freak Show Presenting Human Oddities for Amusement and Profit

Characters ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Robert Bogdan Freak Show Presenting Human Oddities for Amusement and Profit Download À 106 From 1840 until 1940 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. I really liked this book because of the extensive research that was done to make the reader knowledgeable about the topic at hand While Mr Bogdan breaks it up into categories that can be followed if read the right way I feel that he should ve just broken it up into manageable pieces that way the reader isn t easily confused as I sometimes was I loved the fact that there were biographies and ephemera that you never knew about the freaks that you could buy at a time when money was scarce such as the Depression Era the men behind the curtains and the tricks of the trade that were employed to get the customers in Great for those who love the lore of the old sideshows and how they came to be and the people behind them Great reading

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Characters ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Robert Bogdan Freak Show Presenting Human Oddities for Amusement and Profit Download À 106 L evolution 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 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 speciman. Robert Bogdan is a Professor of Cultural Foundations of Education and Sociology and the Director of the Social Science Doctoral Program for the Center on Human Policy Law and Disability Studies at Syracuse University His book Freak Show Presenting Human Oddities for Amusement and Profit looks at the history and practice of the freak show through a social lensHe directly states his thesis early in the book Our reaction to freaks is not a function of some deep seated fear or some energy that they give off it is rather the result of our socialization and of the way our social institutions managed these people s identities Freak shows are not about isolated individualsthey are about organizations and patterned relationships between them and us Freak is not a uality that belongs to the person on display It is something that we created a perspective a set of practices a social constructionFocusing on the heydey of Freak Shows 1840 1940 Bogdan covers the history of the presentation of freaks in conjunction with the circus dime museums carnivals world fairs the amusement industry in general What interested me most about the history was the transition of freaks from impressive curiosities to diseased dangers to society Freak shows drew large crowds were extremely popular attractions and in many cases freaks settled down into normal communities both at retirement and when on break from the show It wasn t until the early 1900s when doctors claimed freaks as the property of science that people started to find freaks pitiful Science both demystified their abnormalities and changed their uniueness into diseasesThe book is not structured chronologically so information is repeated chapter to chapter the history the people and the theory Rather than being annoyingly redundant this repetition actually enhanced the reading experience for me I feel like I learned this wayI will leave you with another restatement of his thesis because I think it is not only an important part of the book but a very true very important statement How we view people who are different has less to do with what they are physiologically than with who we are culturally Lost Souls usually with the active participation of the freaks themselves Many of the human curiosities found fame and fortune becoming the celebrities of their time Swamp Foetus until the ascent of professional medicine transformed them from marvels into pathological speciman. 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