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Hardcover Freak Show Legacies: How the Cute, Camp and Creepy Shaped Modern Popular Culture Book

ISBN: 1350145130

ISBN13: 9781350145139

Freak Show Legacies: How the Cute, Camp and Creepy Shaped Modern Popular Culture

Society has long been fascinated with the freakish, shocking and strange. In this book Gary Cross shows how freakish elements have been embedded in modern popular culture over the course of the 20th century despite the evident disenchantment with this once widespread cultural outlet. Exploring how the spectacle of freakishness conflicted with genteel culture, he shows how the condemnation of the freak show by middle-class America led to a transformation...

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