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Mythologies of violence in postmodern media

Author: Christopher Sharrett
Publisher: Detroit : Wayne State University Press, ©1999.
Series: Contemporary film and television series.
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This anthology examines a number of issues related to violence within the media landscape, using various methodologies to suggest the implications of the increasing obsession with violence for  Read more...

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Mythologies of violence in postmodern media.
Detroit : Wayne State University Press, ©1999
(OCoLC)607252490
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Sharrett
ISBN: 0814328792 9780814328798 0814327427 9780814327425
OCLC Number: 40954191
Description: 453 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: American psycho/sis : the pure products of America go crazy / Barry Keith Grant --
The grayness of darkness : The honeymoon killers and its impact on psychokiller cinema / Martin Rubin --
Serial killers, true crime, and economic performance anxiety / Annalee Newitz --
Jeffrey Dahmer and media cannibalism : the lure and failure of sacrifice / Mark Pizzato --
The politics of apocalypse in the cinema of serial murder / Philip L. Simpson --
Small ceremonies : ritual in Forrest Gump, Natural born killers, Seven, and Follow me home / Jane Caputi --
Raging bully : postmodern violence and masculinity in Raging bull / Frank P. Tomasulo --
I married Rambo : spectacle and melodrama in the Hollywood action film / Mark Gallagher --
Mutilating Mel : martyrdom and masculinity in Braveheart / William Luhr --
Aliens, nomads, mad dogs, and road warriors : tabloid TV and the new face of criminal violence / Elayne Rapping --
Touching scenes and finishing touches : blindness in the slasher film / Susan Crutchfield --
The technology of homicide : constructions of evidence and truth in the American murder film / Ken Morrison --
The trauma is out there : historical disjunctions and the posttraumatic narrative as process in The X-files / Ilsa J. Bick --
Alien/nation : invasions, abductions, and the politics of identity / Lianna McLarty --
Category 3 : sex and violence in postmodern Hong Kong / Julian Stringer --
Knocked around in New Zealand : postcolonialism goes to the movies / Jane Smith --
Woo's most dangerous game : Hard target and neoconservative violence / Tony Williams --
Afterword : sacrificial violence and postmodern ideology / Christopher Sharrett.
Series Title: Contemporary film and television series.
Responsibility: edited by Christopher Sharrett.

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