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Alternative Title

Bearded women, biopolitcs, and social reproduction in the 19th century freak show

Publication Date


First Advisor

Elisabeth Armstrong

Second Advisor

Jina Kim

Document Type

Honors Project

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts


Study of Women and Gender


Bearded women, Freak show, Freaks, Social reproduction, Labor, Pathology, Sexual difference, Feminist disability studies, Marxist feminism, Biopower, Performativity, Discursive history


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99 pages. Includes bibliographical references (pages 97-99)