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Professor explains the fascination with freakishness

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Fairs are fun, but why do they fascinate? And what is their connection to the past and the birth of American pop culture?

Middlebury College professor Laurie Essig teaches a course called "The Sociology of Freakishness." Essig answers our questions on connections between freakishness, entertainment and pop culture.

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