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The "Dexter Syndrome" : the serial killer in popular culture

Author: Marcel Danesi
Publisher: New York : Peter Lang, [2016]
Series: Criminal humanities & forensic semiotics, v. 1.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The serial killer has become an obsession ever since Jack the Ripper became a media sensation, embedding a new and horrifying type of murderer into our cultural consciousness – one who kills darkly and in the dark. All popular media – print, radio, television, and so on – have become absorbed by this new figure. This book traces its diffusion through all media and discusses what this reveals about modern society.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Danesi, Marcel, 1946-
"Dexter Syndrome".
New York : Peter Lang, [2016]
(DLC) 2015047349
(OCoLC)933420631
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Marcel Danesi
ISBN: 9781453916629 1453916628
OCLC Number: 949366427
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 127 pages)
Contents: 1: The Beginning: Jack the Ripper --
2: The Killer Inside Me: Fantasizing the Serial Killer --
3. The Lodger: Visualizing the Serial Killer --
4. Criminal Minds: Explaining the Serial Killer --
5. Copycat: Does Life Imitate Art?
Series Title: Criminal humanities & forensic semiotics, v. 1.
Responsibility: Marcel Danesi.

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Using the Dexter saga of novels and television programs as its basis, the book argues that a "Dexter Syndrome" has emerged whereby we no longer see a difference between real and fictional serial  Read more...

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