The Circus Age

Author: Janet M. Davis
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 0807861499
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Even today, Davis contends, the influence of the circus continues to resonate in popular representations of gender, race, and the wider world.

The Circus Age

Author: Janet M. Davis
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 9780807853993
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Davis examines the history and cultural significance of circuses and Wild West shows in turn-of-the-century America.

The Circus Age

Author: Janet M. Davis
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 9780807827246
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Davis examines the history and cultural significance of circuses and Wild West shows in turn-of-the-century America.

Fall Of The Big Top

Author: David Lewis Hammarstrom
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786431695
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This work explores circus history from 1793 to the present and addresses the forces of modern culture (such as the popularity of Cirque du Soleil, and pressure from the animal rights movement) that are pushing big top shows toward what the ...

The Gospel Of Kindness

Author: Associate Professor of American Studies History and Women's and Gender Studies Janet M Davis
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199733155
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'The Gospel of Kindness' explores the historical significance of the American animal welfare movement at home and overseas from the Second Great Awakening to the Second World War.

Women Of The American Circus 1880 1940

Author: Katherine H. Adams
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476600791
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This book, using sources such as diaries, autobiographies, newspaper accounts, films, posters, and route books, first considers the popular media’s presentation of these performers as unnatural and scandalous—as well as romantic and ...

Circus Queen Tinker Bell

Author: Tiny Kline
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 0252075102
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A glimpse of day-to-day life under the big top, from one of the circus's most remarkable performers

The Circus In Winter

Author: Cathy Day
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547864566
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And a former clown seeks consolation from his loveless marriage in his post-circus job at Clown Alley Cleaners. Cathy Day follows the circus people into their everyday lives and brings the greatest show on earth to the page.

Beneath The Big Top

Author: Steve Ward
Publisher: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 1783030496
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Bolton R., New Circus: World Wide survey of the concept of Circus without
animals (Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, 1987). Chesterton G.K., St Francis of
Assisi (Dover Books, 1923). Clark J. S., Circus Parade (B.T. Batsford, 1936).
Cottle G., Confessions of a Showman (Satin Publications Ltd, 2006). Coxe A., A
Seat at the Circus (Evans Brothers Ltd, London, 1951). Davis J.M., The Circus
Age, Culture and Society under the American Big Top (University of North
Carolina Press, 2002).

A Companion To Popular Culture

Author: Gary Burns
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118883357
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However, the exciting circus acts and personnel were notable too. Janet Davis, in
The Circus Age: Culture and Society Under the American Big Top, paints a
graphic picture of the “'human menagerie' (a term popularized by P.T. Barnum) of
racial diversity, gender difference, bodily variety, animalized human beings, and
humanized animals that audiences were unlikely to see anywhere else” (10).
Described as “social outsiders” and “a nomadic community of oddballs” (Davis 26
), circus ...