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Marked Bodies - Divine, Human, and Bestial

A Cultural History of the Human Body in the Age of Empire Volume 5

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Cultural History Chapter


... decade of the twentieth was a political, rather than merely a medical, debate. Nadja Durbach, Bodily Matters: The Anti-Vaccination Movement in England, 1853–1907 (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2005); Ann Beck, “Issues...

Atypical Bodies

A Cultural History of Disability in the Long Nineteenth Century Volume 5

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

Cultural History Chapter


... and allowed for a life of relative freedom (Durbach 2010: 46–50). Working as a freak appears in fact to have been a fairly lucrative business, representing much better paid and easier work than other forms of labor available to those...