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The wounds of nations : horror cinema, historical trauma and national identity

Author: Linnie Blake
Publisher: Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This title deploys trauma theory in its readings of recent horror cinema - offering an entirely new perspective on horror and providing trauma theory with a whole new field of filmic enquiry.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Linnie Blake
ISBN: 9780719075933 0719075939
OCLC Number: 183147192
Description: vi, 223 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: German and Japanese horror : the traumatic legacy of the Second World War. The horror of the Nazi past in the reunification present : Jörg Buttgereit's Nekromantiks ; Nihonjinron, women, horror : post-war national identity and the spirit of subaltern vengeance in Ringu and The ring --
The traumatised 1970s and the threat of apocalypse now. 'Consumed out of the good land' : George A. Romero's horror of the 1970s ; All hail to the serial killer : America's last frontier hero in the age of Reaganite eschatology and beyond --
From Vietnam to 9/11 : the orientalist other and the American poor white. 'Squealing like a pig' : the War on Terror and the resurgence of hillbilly horror after 9/11 --
New Labour new horrors : the post-Thatcherite crisis of British masculinity. Zombies, dog men and dragon : generic hybridity and gender crisis in British horror of the new millennium.
Responsibility: Linnie Blake.
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