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.

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 ...

A Companion To Popular Culture

Author: Gary Burns
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1405192054
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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

Memorial Mania

Author: Erika Doss
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226159388
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rence J. Sommer (Duluth, MN: American Revolution Bicentennial Commission,
1976), 111–13. 48. ... Janet M. Davis, The Circus Age: Culture and Society Under
the American Big Top (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2002), 10,

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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Embracing animals as brethren through biblical concepts of stewardship, a diverse coalition of temperance groups, teachers, Protestant missionaries, religious leaders, civil rights activists, policy makers, and anti-imperialists forged an ...

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). ... Davis J.M., The Circus Age,
Culture and Society under the American Big Top (University of North Carolina
Press, ...

The Greatest Shows On Earth

Author: Linda Simon
Publisher: Reaktion Books
ISBN: 1780233981
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Asking why we long to soar on flying trapezes, ride bareback on spangled horses, and parade through the streets in costumes of glitter and gold, this captivating book illuminates the history of the circus and the claim it has on the ...

Entertaining Elephants

Author: Susan Nance
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 1421408295
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Animal Agency and the Business of the American Circus Susan Nance ... and
Peter Cotes, Circus: A World History (London: Elek, 1976); janet M. Davis, The
Circus Age: Culture and Society under the American Big Top (Chapel Hill: Univ.

The Alcalde

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This photo of circus clowns taken in 1905 includes several stock characters: a pot
-bellied policeman, a man dressed as a ... In her book The Circus Age: Culture
and Society Under the American Big Top, Davis offers a fascinating, behind- ...

Geography And Memory

Author: Owain Jones
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 0230292992
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It is in a constant state of becoming a circus through its performances of mobility (
Vannini, 2011a), with a memory that is ... J.M. Davis (2002) The Circus Age:
Culture and Society Under The American Big Top, Chapel Hill, The University of