Pages: 456 Size: 6x9
Illustrations: 31 black-and-white images
A stunning collection!
— Krin Gabbard
Violence has been a topic of continued concern within American culture and society. Although there have been numerous sociological and historical studies of violence and its origins, there is relatively little systematic analysis of violence within media representation, even as this issue becomes preeminent within public discourse. 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 postmodern civilization.
A stunning collection! From the Hong Kong action cinema to the trial of Jeffrey Dahmer, the contributors explore the most familiar and the most far-flung sites of violence and its representations. They also make original and often brilliant use of the many theoretical traditions that make sense of these phenomena. Highly recommended for graduate students and advanced undergraduates.
– Krin Gabbard, SUNY, Stony Brook