Tag: Big and Small: A Cultural History of Extraordinary Bodies

Researcher’s New Book Explores Cultural Significances – and Struggles – of Those with Extraordinary Bodies

Researcher’s New Book Explores Cultural Significances – and Struggles – of Those with Extraordinary Bodies

By Tom McLaughlin Recognizing other people as bigger and smaller than ourselves is a natural part of “the human measure,” a way of viewing and knowing the world, explains Lynne Vallone. However, contends the Rutgers University–Camden researcher, this natural inclination to compare bodies is so obvious, so universal, that it paradoxically goes unnoticed. “Certainly, big […]

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