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12 p, 152.7 KB Freaks : strategies for the textual representation of the uncommon Other / Martín Alegre, Sara (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament de Filologia Anglesa i de Germanística)
The exhibition of human oddities, of freaks, for profit is no longer part of Western culture. This doesn't mean, however, that we have lost our curiosity for the abnormal body, quite the opposite. Since the early 1980s a considerable number of Hollywood films have focused on the freak, either natural born or imaginary, physical or mental. [...]
La exhibición de monstruos humanos (o 'freaks') por razones comerciales ya no se tolera en la cultural occidental. Esto no significa, sin embargo, que hayamos perdido nuestra curiosidad por el cuerpo anormal: todo lo contrario. [...]

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