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Author Asma, Stephen T.

Title On monsters : an unnatural history of our worst fears / Stephen T. Asma.

Published Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2009.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Southbank  398.2454 Asm    DUE 20-11-19
Physical description xii, 351 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [285]-333) and index.
Contents Extraordinary beings -- Ancient monsters. Alexander fights monsters in India ; Monsters are nature's playthings ; Hermaphrodites and man-headed oxen ; Monstrous desire -- Medieval monsters : messages from God. Biblical monsters ; Do monsters have souls? ; The monster killer ; Possessing demons and witches -- Scientific monsters : the book of nature is riddled with typos. Natural history, freaks, and nondescripts ; The medicalization of monsters ; Darwin's mutants -- Inner monsters : the psychological aspects. The art of human vulnerability : angst and horror ; Criminal monsters : psychopathology, aggression, and the malignant heart ; Torturers, terrorists, and zombies : the products of monstrous societies ; Future monsters : robots, mutants, and posthuman cyborgs.
Subject Monsters.
ISBN 9780195336160 (hardcover : alk. paper)
019533616X (hardcover : alk. paper)