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From circus acts to violent clowns: The parasite as performer

Jurgens, Anna-Sophie; Maier, Alex


With the growing awareness of the contribution of parasites to life, their influences on humans also become clearer. The parasite's footprints can be seen everywhere, in genetics, epidemiology, medicine, history and, as this article clarifies, parasites play a vivid part in our cultural imagination surrounding popular entertainment. Drawing and expanding on Michel Serres' and Enid Welsford's discussions of the parasite as a cultural force, this article explores the line of filiation and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2020
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Science and Popular Culture
DOI: 10.1386/jspc_00011_1


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