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Anatomy as spectacle : public exhibitions of the body from 1700 to the present / Elizabeth Stephens.

By: Stephens, Elizabeth, 1969-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Representations (Liverpool, England): Publisher: Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, c2011Description: viii, 166 p. : ill., facsims., ports. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781846316449; 1846316448.Subject(s): Anatomical museums -- History | Anatomical specimens -- Exhibitions -- History | Anatomical specimens -- Social aspects -- History | Freak shows -- History | Anatomy -- history | Exhibits as Topic | Disabled Persons -- history | History, Modern 1601-Summary: "From the eighteenth century to the present, public exhibitions of human anatomy have proved popular with a wide range of audiences. They have been marketed as educational for medical professionals and entertaining for the public. In Anatomy as Spectacle, Elizabeth Stephens takes us on a tour of freak shows and anatomical Venuses, museums doubling as dubious sex clinics, and the recent Body Worlds display, tracing the fascinating history of these exhibitions that gained popularity with the professionalization of medicine and rise of the popular spectacle. Far from marginal, public exhibitions of the body have much to tell us about the history of popular culture and medicine, and Anatomy as Spectacle situates these displays as productive cultural spaces for the emergence of new ideas about bodily health."
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [150]-162) and index.

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