“”Skin Shows” is the Gothic book that many of us have been waiting for, and it is every bit as smart as we had hoped it would be. Halberstam’s notion of. Skin Shows has ratings and 12 reviews. In this examination of the monster as cultural object, Judith Halberstam offers a rereading of the monstrous t. Skin Shows: Gothic Horror and the Technology of Monsters. Judith Halberstam. Durham: Duke University Press, Pp. ix + Through a.

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Pages with juditg products. The results are dazzling. Literature and technology — Great Britain. Invoking Foucault, Halberstam describes the history of monsters in terms of its shifting relation to the body and its representations.

Skin Shows: Gothic Horror and the Technology of Monsters

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Halberstam provides a lucid consideration of the gothic as reflected in classic 19th century fiction and late 20th century horror films. View online Borrow Buy Freely available Google at http: Title of the journal article or book chapter and title of journal or title of book 3.


Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: Deploying feminist and queer approaches to the monstrous body, Halberstam views the Gothic as a broad-based cultural phenomenon that supports and sustains the economic, social, and sexual hierarchies of the time. Set up a giveaway.

Dec 20, Frank rated it it was amazing Shelves: Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. An Introduction to Gothic Monstrosity 8. Read more Read less. In this academic work of film and literary criticism, Judith Halberstam examines the monster as cultural object.

If you’re interested in a complex study of the Gothic and Monstrosity s,in in clear, jargon-free prose, you must read this book. The unnamed thereby gains a physical form that can be combatted, unlike a nebulous and unacknowledged concept that audiences do not know how to manage. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone.

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Skin Shows: Gothic Horror and the Technology of Monsters by J. Jack Halberstam

Halberstam’s book is one of the latest critical offerings of reading the Gothic, and it is indeed a timely arrival of an otherwise over-determined reading of this particular genre from the various theoretical approaches interesting as they may be. Skin Shows ‘ greatest strength. Open Preview See a Problem? ProQuest Ebook Central Rental. Selected pages Title Page. Excessive interpretability, Halberstam argues, whether in film, literature, or in the culture at large, is the actual hallmark of monstrosity.


The results are dazzling. By revisiting Gothic texts under an affective lens, she shows that the monsters that so frighten audiences channel nascent fears of sexual and cultural otherness.

Please try again later. Greg rated it it was ok Nov 01, Trivia About Skin Shows: For book covers to accompany reviews, please contact the publicity department. She argues that the Victorian monster owes its existence s,in a cultural terror about the outsider as Other. Open to the public N Come for the chainsaws, stay for the impeccably crafted analysis of both literature and its critics. Open to the public ; Held: He is a gender and queer theorist and author.

The nineteenth-century monster is shown, for example, as configuring otherness as an amalgam of race, class, gender, and sexuality.

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