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Tyranny of the Normal

Tyranny of the Normal - 96 edition

ISBN13: 978-0873385350

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ISBN13: 978-0873385350
ISBN10: 0873385357
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Edition/Copyright: 96
Publisher: Kent State University Press
Published: 1996
International: No

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Tyranny of the Normal - 96 edition

ISBN13: 978-0873385350

Caro Donley and Sheryl Eds. Buckley

ISBN13: 978-0873385350
ISBN10: 0873385357
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 96
Publisher: Kent State University Press

Published: 1996
International: No
Summary

Most cultures ostracize people who do not fit within their norms. They pressure abnormal people to change their appearance, fix what bothers others, or stay out of sight -- a pressure Leslie Fiedler has named ''The Tyranny of the Normal''. This anthology examines the experiences of those who live outside social norms for attractiveness, size, and shape; it also explores the reactions of ''normal'' people to those who seem grotesque.

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