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The Resource The lives of dwarfs : their journey from public curiosity toward social liberation, Betty M. Adelson ; foreword by Julie Rotta

The lives of dwarfs : their journey from public curiosity toward social liberation, Betty M. Adelson ; foreword by Julie Rotta

Label
The lives of dwarfs : their journey from public curiosity toward social liberation
Title
The lives of dwarfs
Title remainder
their journey from public curiosity toward social liberation
Statement of responsibility
Betty M. Adelson ; foreword by Julie Rotta
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Now, for the first time, in this comprehensive volume, the lives of dwarfs are explored in all their fullness and humanity." "Spanning the centuries from ancient Egypt to the present, this unique social history chronicles the various ways this population has been exploited, describes their strategies for coping, and notes the persistent influence of mythology upon perceptions of them by others. The narrative also highlights the lives of eminent individuals and contains a thought-provoking account of the representation and participation of dwarfs in the arts, enhanced by color photographs. Betty M. Adelson, the mother of a daughter with dwarfism, brings special insight and sensitivity to the research. She traces the widespread mistreatment of dwarfs over the centuries, engendered by their being viewed as curiosities rather than as human beings capable of the same accomplishments as people of average height, and deserving of the same pleasures."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1935-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Adelson, Betty M.
Dewey number
599.9/49
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GN69.3
LC item number
.A34 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2005 L-534
  • WE 11.1
NLM item number
A231L 2005
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dwarfs
  • Dwarfs
  • Dwarfs
  • Short people
  • Dwarfism
  • Nains
  • Nains
  • Nains
  • Personnes de petite taille
  • Zwerg
Label
The lives of dwarfs : their journey from public curiosity toward social liberation, Betty M. Adelson ; foreword by Julie Rotta
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0420/2004016333.html
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 414-416) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I: The past: social constraints and the struggle to cope -- History from ancient Egypt through the Nazi era -- Biographies of eminent dwarfs -- II: The transition: confronting mockery, myth, and medical mysteries -- Stigma -- Mythology -- Anthropology -- Medical aspects -- III: The cultural mirror: images of dwarfs in the arts -- Art -- Literature -- Theater, film, and television -- Music -- IV: Lives today: transforming destiny -- Lives today
Control code
ocm55981420
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xxiv, 431 pages
Isbn
9780813535487
Lccn
2004016333
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o55981420
  • (OCoLC)55981420
Label
The lives of dwarfs : their journey from public curiosity toward social liberation, Betty M. Adelson ; foreword by Julie Rotta
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0420/2004016333.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 414-416) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I: The past: social constraints and the struggle to cope -- History from ancient Egypt through the Nazi era -- Biographies of eminent dwarfs -- II: The transition: confronting mockery, myth, and medical mysteries -- Stigma -- Mythology -- Anthropology -- Medical aspects -- III: The cultural mirror: images of dwarfs in the arts -- Art -- Literature -- Theater, film, and television -- Music -- IV: Lives today: transforming destiny -- Lives today
Control code
ocm55981420
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xxiv, 431 pages
Isbn
9780813535487
Lccn
2004016333
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o55981420
  • (OCoLC)55981420

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