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The Legacy of 19th Century Popular Freak Show Discourse in the 21st Century X-Men Films

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Title:The Legacy of 19th Century Popular Freak Show Discourse in the 21st Century X-Men Films
Authors:Pettit, Fiona
Keywords:freak
X-Men
disability
Date Issued:2014
Publisher:University of Hawaii at Manoa -- Center on Disability Studies
Citation:Pettit, F. (2014). The Legacy of 19th Century Popular Freak Show Discourse in the 21st Century X-Men Films. Review of Disability Studies: An International Journal, 10(1 & 2).
Series:vol. 10, no. 1 & 2
Abstract:This essay seeks to tease out the narrative similarities found in nineteenth-century freak show literature and in the X-Men films of the twenty-first century. Both of these forms of popular entertainment emphasize the precarious position of people with extraordinary bodies in their contemporary societies.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/10125/58590
ISSN:1552-9215
Appears in Collections: RDS Volume 10, No. 1 & 2


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