The Resource Media, Performative Identity, and the New American Freak Show, by Jessica L. Williams, (electronic resource)

Media, Performative Identity, and the New American Freak Show, by Jessica L. Williams, (electronic resource)

Label
Media, Performative Identity, and the New American Freak Show
Title
Media, Performative Identity, and the New American Freak Show
Statement of responsibility
by Jessica L. Williams
Creator
Author
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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.
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Williams, Jessica L
Dewey number
791.1
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Image bit depth
0
LC call number
HM621-656
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Popular Culture
  • People with disabilities
  • Culture
  • Gender
  • Film genres
  • United States—Study and teaching
  • Popular Culture
  • Disability Studies
  • Culture and Gender
  • Genre
  • American Culture
Label
Media, Performative Identity, and the New American Freak Show, by Jessica L. Williams, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. The Mediated Freak Body -- 3. Horror Movies, Horror Bodies: Blurring the Freak Body in Cinema -- 4. Reality, Normality, Sexuality: “Authentic” Portrayals of the Freak -- 5. Disability Pornography and the Cultural Politics of Disabled Sexuality -- 6. Born This Way?: Disseminating Identification
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed. 2017.
Extent
1 online resource (XII, 188 p. 20 illus., 16 illus. in color.)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319664620
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-66462-0
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)4100000000882673
  • (DE-He213)978-3-319-66462-0
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC5089242
  • (EXLCZ)994100000000882673
Label
Media, Performative Identity, and the New American Freak Show, by Jessica L. Williams, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. The Mediated Freak Body -- 3. Horror Movies, Horror Bodies: Blurring the Freak Body in Cinema -- 4. Reality, Normality, Sexuality: “Authentic” Portrayals of the Freak -- 5. Disability Pornography and the Cultural Politics of Disabled Sexuality -- 6. Born This Way?: Disseminating Identification
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed. 2017.
Extent
1 online resource (XII, 188 p. 20 illus., 16 illus. in color.)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319664620
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-66462-0
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)4100000000882673
  • (DE-He213)978-3-319-66462-0
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC5089242
  • (EXLCZ)994100000000882673

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