The land of the hunger artists [electronic resource] : science, spectacle, and authority, c. 1880-1922 / Agustí Nieto-Galan.

"From the 1880s to the 1920s, public performances of extreme fasting by caged hunger artists became a very popular source of entertainment. Agustí Nieto-Galan presents the history of this phenomenon as both urban spectacle and subject of scientific study and experiment"--

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Main Author: Nieto-Galan, Agustí (Author)
Published: Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2024.
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The Land of the Hunger Artists: Science, Spectacle and Authority, c.1880-1922
Format: Electronic eBook