Using broad interviews, hundreds and hundreds of transcripts, focus-group discussions with audience, and his personal studies as an viewers member, Joshua Gamson argues that speak exhibits provide much-needed, high-impact public visibility to sexual nonconformists whereas additionally exacerbating every kind of political tensions between these changing into obvious. With wit and fervour, Freaks speak Back
illuminates the thrill, dilemmas, and practicalities of media visibility.
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