Freak Show

Author: Robert Bogdan
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226063126
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Traces the history of freak shows, describes the deceptions used in marketing carnival attractions, and looks at changing public attitudes

The Freakshow

Author: Bryan Smith
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780843958270
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A tawdry carnival attraction helps unimaginable creatures lure locals to a fate far worse than death.

Freakshow

Author: Jörg Juretzka
Publisher: Rotbuch Verlag
ISBN: 3867895554
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Der Kult geht weiter! Kristof Kryszinski ist zurück und sein zehnter Fall verspricht wieder jede Menge durchgeknallte Typen, staubtrockene Kommentare und unorthodoxe Ermittlungsmethoden. Kryszinskis Auftragsbücher sind voll, mit gleich vier Fällen ist der Ruhr-City-Detektiv mehr als ausgelastet. Doch während er Rollstuhlfahrer vor gelangweilten Teenagern bewahren, Kinderschänder aufspüren, einen Bugatti finden und eine Großbaustelle vor vermeintlich kreuzbraven Anrainern schützen soll, wird ihm allmählich klar, dass alles und alle miteinander verwoben sind und er selbst mittendrin im Schlamassel steckt!

Freak Show

Author: Kristopher McClendon
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1524672688
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A magic circus by the name of Shadow Carnival comes to the city of New Wayton and begins wreaking havoc on the city by kidnapping people and turning them into super-powered, crazy circus performers known as Freaks. Saved by ghost, the responsibility of getting rid of Shadow Carnival falls onto the shoulders of a high school student by the name of Peggie, but will it be enough?

Die Freakshow

Author: Bryan Smith
Publisher: Festa
ISBN: 386552589X
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Als die Zirkuswagen mit den Freaks durch Pleasant Hills rollen, verändert das die ruhige kleine Stadt für immer. Denn wenn der Vorhang sich hebt, zeigt man nicht die üblichen Tricks. Die Hauptattraktionen sind die Folterungen – und die Stars der Show sind die ahnungslosen Besucher selbst.

Freak Show

Author: James St. James
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1440651558
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Billy Bloom is gay, but it’s mostly theoretical, as he hasn’t had much experience. When he has to move to Florida, he can’t believe his bad luck. His new school is a mix of Bible Belles, Aberzombies, and Football Heroes, none of which are exactly his type. Billy’s efforts to fit in and stand out at the same time are both hilarious and heartrending. In this novel from adult author and media personality James St. James, readers are in for a wild ride as he tells Billy’s fascinating story of bravado, pain, and unexpected love, inspired by his own experiences.

Media Performative Identity and the New American Freak Show

Author: Jessica L. Williams
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 331966462X
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This book traces how the American freak show has re-emerged in new visual forms in the 21st century. It explores the ways in which moving image media transmits and contextualizes, reinterprets and appropriates, the freak show model into a “new American freak show.” It investigates how new freak representations introduce narratives about sex, gender, and cultural perceptions of people with disabilities. The chapters examine such representations found in horror films, including a prolonged look at Freaks (1932) and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974), documentaries such as Murderball (2005) and TLC’s Push Girls (2012-present), disability pornography including the pornographic documentary Sick: The Life and Death of Bob Flanagan Supermasochist (1997), and the music icons Marilyn Manson and Lady Gaga in their portrayals of disability and freakishness. Through this book we learn that the visual culture that has emerged takes the place of the traditional freak show but opens new channels of interpretation and identification through its use of mediated images as well as the altered freak-norm relationship that it has fostered. In its illumination of the relationship between normal and freakish bodies through different media, this book will appeal to students and academics interested in disability studies, gender studies, film theory, critical race theory, and cultural studies.

The Victorian Freak Show

Author: Lillian Craton
Publisher: Cambria Press
ISBN: 1604976535
Format: PDF
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"The Victorian freak show was at once mainstream and subversive. Spectacles of strange, exotic, and titillating bodies drew large middle-class audiences in England throughout much of the nineteenth century, and souvenir portraits of performing freaks even found their way into Victorian family albums. At the same time, the imagery and practices of the freak show shocked Victorian sensibilities and sparked controversy about both the boundaries of physical normalcy and morality in entertainment. Marketing tactics for the freak show often made use of common ideological assumptions - compulsory female domesticity and British imperial authority, for instance - but reflected these ideas with the surreal distortion of a fun-house mirror. Not surprisingly, the popular fiction written for middle-class Victorian readers also calls upon imagery of extreme physical difference, and the odd-bodied characters that people nineteenth-century fiction raise meaningful questions about the relationships between physical difference and the social expectations that shaped Victorian life." "This book is primarily an aesthetic analysis of freak show imagery as it appears in Victorian popular fiction, including the works of Charles Dickens, Wilkie Collins, Guy de Maupassant, Florence Marryat, and Lewis Carroll. It argues that, in spite of a strong nineteenth-century impulse to define and defend normalcy, images of radical physical difference are often framed in surprisingly positive ways in Victorian fiction. The dwarves, fat people, and bearded ladies who intrude on the more conventional imagery of Victorian novels serve to shift the meaning of those works' main plots and characters, sometimes sharpening satires of the nineteenth-century treatment of the poor or disabled, sometimes offering new traits and behaviors as supplements for restrictive social norms." --Book Jacket.