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Of men and monsters : Jeffrey Dahmer and the construction of the serial killer

Author: Richard Tithecott
Publisher: Madison : University of Wisconsin Press, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   eBook : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Examines the serial killer as an American cultural icon, one that both attracts and repels. Richard Tithecott suggests that the stories we tell and the images we conjure of serial killers--real and fictional--reveal as much about mainstream culture and its values, desires, and anxieties as they do about the killers themselves"--Page 4 of cover.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Tithecott, Richard.
Of men and monsters.
Madison : University of Wisconsin Press, ©1997
(DLC) 97015170
(OCoLC)36720130
Named Person: Jeffrey Dahmer; Jeffrey Dahmer; Jeffrey Dahmer; Jeffrey Dahmer
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Tithecott
ISBN: 0585147647 9780585147642 9780299156831 0299156834
OCLC Number: 44962520
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 192 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Defining the monster : serial killing and the FBI --
Investigating the serial killer --
Investigating the serial killer : silencing the unspeakable --
Jeffrey Dahmer : gay, white cannibal --
The horror in the mirror : average Joe and the mechanical monster --
Confessing the unspeakable --
Supercops and superkillers --
The monstrous self : dreaming up reality --
Sanity, Satan, and sanitized evil --
Fantasies of power.
Responsibility: Richard Tithecott ; foreword by James R. Kincaid.

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"In this post-modern reading, Jeffrey Dahmer is not a page in the history of true crime but a Monster who serves many rhetorical and cultural functions."--Philip Jenkins, Penn State University, Read more...

 
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