Title: The Tyranny of the Normal: An Anthology (Literature and Medicine, Vol 2)
Binding: Paper Back
Book Condition: New
Publisher: Kent State University Press December 1995
0873385357 / 9780873385350
Seller ID: 20070607104975
Most cultures ostracize people who do not fit within their norms. They pressure abnormal people to change their appearance, fix what bothers others, or stay out of sight -- a pressure Leslie Fiedler has named "The Tyranny of the Normal". This anthology examines the experiences of those who live outside social norms for attractiveness, size, and shape; it also explores the reactions of "normal" people to those who seem grotesque.