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GARDNER, CAROL. 2010. “DISCUSSION EXERCISE ON THE FILM FREAKS”. TRAILS: Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology, April. Washington DC: American Sociological Association.


The movie you are about to see is set in a traveling circus somewhere in Europe; the time is the 1930s. The movie is primarily concerned with the struggle between a group of carnival "Freaks" and two of the "normal" circus performers who seek to cheat one of the freaks of his rather sizable fortune. While the sideshow performers are clearly "deviant" in...

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