Journal of Literary & Cultural Disability Studies

Comment from the Field

Reclaiming “Freak” Discourses of Queer Desirability in Circus Amok

Journal of Literary & Cultural Disability Studies (2018), 12, (3), 375–378.

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Bogdan, Robert. Freak Show: Presenting Human Oddities for Amusement and Profit. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1988. Print. Freak Show: Presenting Human Oddities for Amusement and Profit Google Scholar

Clare, Eli. “Gawking, Gaping, Staring.” GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies, 9.1–2 (2003): 257–61. Web. 4 Feb. 2017. “Gawking, Gaping, Staring.” GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies 9.1–2 257 61 Google Scholar

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Smith, Dinitia. “Feminist, Queer, Crip!” The New York Times, 8 Jun. 1995. Web. 4 Feb. 2017. “Feminist, Queer, Crip!” Feminist, Queer, Crip Google Scholar

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Bryan, Jade