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Literature and Medicine #2: The Tyranny of the Normal: An Anthology

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Publisher Comments:

Most cultures ostracize people who do not fit within their norms. They pressure abnormal people to change their appearance, fix what bothers others, or stay out of sight — a pressure Leslie Fiedler has named "The Tyranny of the Normal". This anthology examines the experiences of those who live outside social norms for attractiveness, size, and shape; it also explores the reactions of "normal" people to those who seem grotesque.

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Articles, essays, excerpts from books, stories, poetry, and drama explore the experience of people who are outside the norm for attractiveness, size, or shape, and the reactions of those within to those who seem grotesque. Among the authors are Leslie Fiedler, Franz Kafka, Ray Bradbury, Edgar Allen Poe, Toni Morrison, John Updike, Flannery O'Conner, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Victor Hugo, and Eudora Welty.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780873385350
Editor:
Donley, Carol
Editor:
Buckley, Sheryl
Editor:
Donley, Carol
Editor:
Buckley, Sheryl
Author:
Donley, Carol
Publisher:
Kent State University Press
Location:
Kent, Ohio :
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Anthropology - Physical
Subject:
Obesity
Subject:
Body, human
Subject:
Abnormalities, human
Subject:
Obesity -- Literary collections.
Subject:
Health and Medicine-Professional Medical Reference
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series:
Literature and Medicine
Series Volume:
2
Publication Date:
19961231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
406
Dimensions:
9.13x6.11x.98 in. 1.33 lbs.

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