AIRhead HALLOWEEN RESEARCH REVIEW (2nd of 2)--
Monsters and Ghouls, Screams and Spooks
Items that merit a trip to the library
"Spooky pelvis," S.G. Ho, et al., American Journal of Roentgenology, vol. 175, no. 4, October 2000, p. 1046. (Thanks to Regina Torkelson for bringing this to our attention.) The authors are at Vancouver General Hospital, Canada.
"A female monster with developmental abnormality of body stalk," V.V. Rao, S. Jagadeeswari, and B.R. Rao, Journal of the Indian Medical Association, vol. 92, no. 11, November 1994, p. 391. (Thanks to J.T. Pal for bringing this to our attention.) The authors are at Rangaraya Medical College, Kakinada.
MONSTERS -- THE SCHOLARLY TAKE
"The understanding of monsters at the Royal Society in the first half of the eighteenth century," P.F. da Costa, Endeavour, vol. 24, no. 1, pp. 34-9. (Thanks to Lawrence Washburn for bringing this to our attention.) The author, who is at the University of Cambridge, UK, reports that:
This article first focuses on the general interest in monsters within the context of the natural historical agenda and corporate activity of the Society and then addresses the medical understanding of monsters by members of the Society. Finally, it discusses some of the moral and social implications of their medicalization in eighteenth century England.
"The pink dragon is female: Halloween costumes and gender markers," Adie Nelson, Psychology of Women Quarterly, vol. 24, 2000, pp. 137-144. (Thanks to Adrian Smith for bringing this to our attention.) The author explains:
A content analysis of 469 children's Halloween costumes explored the extent to which children's fantasy dress reproduces and reiterates more conventional messages about gender... using a modified version of Klapp's (1962) categorization of heroes, villains, and fools...
"Shape effects in elastic scattering by orientationally random ensembles of simple model viruses," W.M. McClain and W.A.Ghoul, Biopolymers, vol. 26, no. 12, December 1987, pp. 2027-40.
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