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Author Vallone, Lynne

Title Big and Small A Cultural History of Extraordinary Bodies
Published New Haven : Yale University Press, 2018


Description 1 online resource (373 p.)
Contents Introduction: people big and people small -- Introduction: the little man -- In the beginning was Tom Thumb -- The dwarf in high and popular culture -- Staging the dwarf -- Lilliputians in blackface -- The monstrous giant -- Gigantic mechanical Boy Scouts -- The obese girl -- Afterword: the human measure
Summary A groundbreaking work that explores human size as a distinctive cultural marker in Western thought
Notes Description based upon print version of record
Subject Body size -- Social aspects
Giants (Folklore) in literature
Giants (Folklore) in art
Dwarfs (Persons) in literature.
Dwarfs (Persons) in art.
Body size in literature.
Body size in art.
Body size in art
Body size in literature
Dwarfs (Persons) in art
Dwarfs (Persons) in literature
Giants in art
Giants in literature
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780300231717