NEW Freak Show Presenting Human Oddities for Amusement and Profit ´ Robert Bogdan


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    review Freak Show Presenting Human Oddities for Amusement and Profit NEW Freak Show Presenting Human Oddities for Amusement and Profit ´ Robert Bogdan Robert Bogdan ½ 7 free read 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

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    NEW Freak Show Presenting Human Oddities for Amusement and Profit ´ Robert Bogdan 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

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    NEW Freak Show Presenting Human Oddities for Amusement and Profit ´ Robert Bogdan Robert Bogdan ½ 7 free read download Ø eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ½ Robert Bogdan As freaks sat on the platform most looked down on the audience with contempt not because they felt angry at being gawked at or being called freaks but simply because the amusement world looked down on 'rubes' in general Their contempt was that of insiders toward the uninitiated For those in the amusement world it was the sucker who was on the

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    NEW Freak Show Presenting Human Oddities for Amusement and Profit ´ Robert Bogdan It’s worth considering that although freak shows seemed to take advantage and supposedly exploited people with disabilities medical conditions and birth defects those “freaks” were largely showmen and in charge of the

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    download Ø eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ½ Robert Bogdan NEW Freak Show Presenting Human Oddities for Amusement and Profit ´ Robert Bogdan Robert Bogdan ½ 7 free read 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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    Robert Bogdan ½ 7 free read download Ø eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ½ Robert Bogdan review Freak Show Presenting Human Oddities for Amusement and Profit 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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    download Ø eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ½ Robert Bogdan Robert Bogdan ½ 7 free read review Freak Show Presenting Human Oddities for Amusement and Profit 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 Sh

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    NEW Freak Show Presenting Human Oddities for Amusement and Profit ´ Robert Bogdan 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 Show

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    NEW Freak Show Presenting Human Oddities for Amusement and Profit ´ Robert Bogdan This was an excellent read researched thoroughly and in depth I like how the author was objective and allowed us t

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    NEW Freak Show Presenting Human Oddities for Amusement and Profit ´ Robert Bogdan Well researched insight into the oddities that defied normalcy from 1800s to about 1950s The rich treasure of folks on the tail ends of the bell curve are chronicled in this history of little people the tallest man conjoined twins the fat lady albinos and a variety of people who had no other means of employment

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review Freak Show Presenting Human Oddities for Amusement and Profit

review Freak Show Presenting Human Oddities for Amusement and Profit Freak Show Presenting Human Oddities for Amusement and Profit characters Ú 7 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. As freaks sat on the platform most looked down on the audience with contempt not because they felt angry at being gawked at or being called freaks but simply because the amusement world looked down on rubes in general Their contempt was that of insiders toward the uninitiated For those in the amusement world it was the sucker who was on the outside not the exhibitThoroughly decent historical exploration of the sideshow s carny roots this one operating from a culturalsociological perspective Although it covers a lot of the same ground found in similar works its system of inuiry and scads of anecdotes make it a worthwhile read

download Ø eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ½ Robert Bogdan

Freak Show Presenting Human Oddities for Amusement and Profit

review Freak Show Presenting Human Oddities for Amusement and Profit Freak Show Presenting Human Oddities for Amusement and Profit characters Ú 7 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. 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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review Freak Show Presenting Human Oddities for Amusement and Profit Freak Show Presenting Human Oddities for Amusement and Profit characters Ú 7 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

  • Paperback
  • 336
  • Freak Show Presenting Human Oddities for Amusement and Profit
  • Robert Bogdan
  • English
  • 03 October 2018
  • 9780226063126