Monster theory [electronic resource]: reading culture
Jeffrey Jerome Cohen
U of Minnesota Press, 1996 - Literary Criticism - 315 pages
The contributors to Monster Theory consider beasts, demons, freaks and fiends as symbolic expressions of cultural unease that pervade a society and shape its collective behavior. Through a historical sampling of monsters, these essays argue that our fascination for the monstrous testifies to our continued desire to explore difference and prohibition.
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Very insightful collection of essays that examine monstrosity and the cultures in which these monsters were born. Read full review
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