Monster theory [electronic resource]: reading culture

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Jeffrey Jerome Cohen
U of Minnesota Press, 1996 - Literary Criticism - 315 pages
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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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Contents

II Monstrous Identity
73
III Monstrous Inquiry
141
IV Monstrous History
223
Contributors
309
Index
313
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