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Female Grotesques: Carnival and Theory

  • Mary Russo
Part of the Language, Discourse, Society book series (LDS)

Abstract

There is a phrase that still resonates from childhood. Who says it? The mother’s voice—not my own mother’s, perhaps, but the voice of an aunt, an older sister, or the mother of a friend. It is a harsh, matronizing phrase, and it is directed toward the behavior of other women:

“She” [the other woman] is making a spectacle out of herself.

Keywords

Female Body Feminist Theory Shoot Gallery Double Displacement Russian Scholar 
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