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Book review: monstrosity: the human monster in visual culture

Colidge-Toker, Emily (2013) Book review: monstrosity: the human monster in visual culture. LSE Review of Books (07 Oct 2013). Website.

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From the Classical Monstrous Races to the Elephant Man, Myra Hindley and Ted Bundy, the visualisation of monsters has always played a part in how society sees itself. But what is their function? This book seeks to investigate the human monster in Western culture, both historically and in our contemporary society, arguing that images of ‘real’ (rather than fictional) monsters help us both to identify and to interrogate what constitutes normality. Emily Colidge-Toker finds a potentially valuable resource for graduate students seeking a narrative for case study analysis.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
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Additional Information: © 2013 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Date Deposited: 27 Nov 2013 11:09
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2021 23:19

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