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Moeschen, Sheila C
Acts of conspicuous compassion : performance culture and American charity practices / Sheila C. Moeschen
Production, publication, distribution, manufacture, copyright Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, [2013]
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 4th Floor  PN2226 .M56 2013    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Theater and society -- United States -- History
Charity in literature
People with disabilities in literature
Physical Description 209 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 183-203) and index
Contents Dramatizing distress: sentimental culture, melodrama, and nineteenth-century reform for the deaf/dumb and blind -- Spectacular benevolence: theatricalizing the war on polio with the national foundation for infantile paralysis (NFIP), 1934-1945 -- Wheelchairs and one-liners: televising need in the charity telethon -- Acts of conspicuous compassion: charity in the reality TV era: Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
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