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The age of promiscuity : narrative and mythological meme mutations in contemporary cinema and popular culture

Author: Doru Pop
Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : Lexington Books, [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book examines cultural recycling in cinematic representations. Using an interdisciplinary approach drawn from cultural studies, film studies, visual culture, and the history of ideas , Doru Pop explains the practices of reinterpreting myths and narratives and discusses the overall cultural impact of recent popular movies on contemporary collective imaginaries"--
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Pop, Doru, author.
Age of promiscuity
Lanham : Lexington Books, [2018]
(DLC) 2019001356
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Doru Pop
ISBN: 9781498580601 1498580602
OCLC Number: 1082292657
Description: x, 435 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction. Nothing new in the Western mind? --
The transmutation of ancient heroes and the re-appropriation of myths in contemporary cinema --
From centauresque to incongruously burlesque : retrofitting and infantilizing mythologies --
Mythological meme mutations : the puerile patriarchs of an infantilized god --
Avatars, surrogate identities, and other post-human transformations --
Spare-parts heroes, recycled narratives, reused visualities, and other recuperated histories --
Modern monsters, parasitical stories and narrative viruses --
Desecration of cinematic bodies and zombie semiotics --
Conclusion. Excursus or a final walk into the desert of significations.
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This book examines cultural recycling in cinematic representations. Drawing from various disciplines including cultural studies, film studies, visual culture, and the history of ideas, Pop explains  Read more...

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From Hercules to Zombie Jim, from 50 Shades of Grey to 50 Sheds of Grey, from Game of Thrones to after-sex selfies, this book is a vertiginous guide to the current state of mythology. Pop argues that Read more...

 
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