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The Resource American popular culture in the era of terror : falling skies, dark knights rising, and collapsing cultures, Jesse Kavadlo

American popular culture in the era of terror : falling skies, dark knights rising, and collapsing cultures, Jesse Kavadlo

Label
American popular culture in the era of terror : falling skies, dark knights rising, and collapsing cultures
Title
American popular culture in the era of terror
Title remainder
falling skies, dark knights rising, and collapsing cultures
Statement of responsibility
Jesse Kavadlo
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Bringing together the most popular genres of the 21st century, this book argues that Americans have entered a new era of narrative dominated by the fear--and wish fulfillment--of the breakdown of authority and terror itself. Bringing together disparate and popular genres of the 21st century, American Popular Culture in the Era of Terror: Falling Skies, Dark Knights Rising, and Collapsing Cultures argues that popular culture has been preoccupied by fantasies and narratives dominated by the anxiety--and, strangely, the wish fulfillment--that comes from the breakdowns of morality, family, law and order, and storytelling itself. From aging superheroes to young adult dystopias, heroic killers to lustrous vampires, the figures of our fiction, film, and television again and again reveal and revel in the imagery of terror. Kavadlo's single-author, thesis-driven book makes the case that many of the novels and films about September 11, 2001, have been about much more than terrorism alone, while popular stories that may not seem related to September 11 are deeply connected to it. The book examines New York novels written in response to September 11 along with the anti-heroes of television and the resurgence of zombies and vampires in film and fiction to draw a correlation between Kavadlo's "Era of Terror" and the events of September 11, 2001. Geared toward college students, graduate students, and academics interested in popular culture, the book connects multiple topics to appeal to a wide audience. Features: Provides an interesting new framework in which to examine popular culture ; Examines films, television shows, and primary texts such as novels for evidence of cultural anxiety and a preoccupation with terror ; Offers insightful and original interpretations of primary texts ; Suggests possible conclusions about cultural anxiety regarding breakdowns of tradition and authority.--Publisher website
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1971-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kavadlo, Jesse
Dewey number
306.2/40973090511
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E169.Z83
LC item number
K385 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Popular culture
  • Mass media
  • September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001
  • September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001
  • Fear
  • United States
  • National characteristics, American
Label
American popular culture in the era of terror : falling skies, dark knights rising, and collapsing cultures, Jesse Kavadlo
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-212) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
With us and against us: Chuck Palahniuk's homegrown terror of the 1990s -- Falling towers, falling planes, and falling men: trauma as domestic drama -- War on terror: our monsters, ourselves -- We have to go back: television's Lost after 9/11 -- 9/11 did not take place: apocalypse and amnesia in film and Cormac McCarthy's The Road -- Bedtime stories after the end of the world: coming of age in a future of fear -- The absurd hero: escapism, The Dark Knight trilogy, and the literature of struggle -- Conclusion: Undo: is the sky falling?
Control code
ocn900016292
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvii, 218 pages
Isbn
9781440835629
Lccn
2015017264
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781440835629
  • (OCoLC)900016292
Label
American popular culture in the era of terror : falling skies, dark knights rising, and collapsing cultures, Jesse Kavadlo
Publication
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-212) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
With us and against us: Chuck Palahniuk's homegrown terror of the 1990s -- Falling towers, falling planes, and falling men: trauma as domestic drama -- War on terror: our monsters, ourselves -- We have to go back: television's Lost after 9/11 -- 9/11 did not take place: apocalypse and amnesia in film and Cormac McCarthy's The Road -- Bedtime stories after the end of the world: coming of age in a future of fear -- The absurd hero: escapism, The Dark Knight trilogy, and the literature of struggle -- Conclusion: Undo: is the sky falling?
Control code
ocn900016292
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvii, 218 pages
Isbn
9781440835629
Lccn
2015017264
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781440835629
  • (OCoLC)900016292

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