Download e-book for kindle: Hideous Progeny: Disability, Eugenics, and Classic Horror by Angela M. Smith

By Angela M. Smith

ISBN-10: 0231157169

ISBN-13: 9780231157162

ISBN-10: 0231157177

ISBN-13: 9780231157179

Twisted our bodies, deformed faces, aberrant habit, and irregular wishes characterised the hideous creatures of vintage Hollywood horror, which extremely joyful audiences with their sheer grotesqueness. such a lot critics have interpreted such features as signs of sexual repression, or as metaphors for different kinds of marginalized identities, yet Angela M. Smith conducts a richer research into the period's social and cultural preoccupations. proposing an altogether varied interpreting, she reveals within the narrative and spectacle of vintage Thirties horror a fascination with eugenics and actual and cognitive debility, heightened through audience' personal wish for visions of vulnerability and transformation.

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