American Popular Culture in the Era of Terror: Falling Skies, Dark Knights Rising, and Collapsing Cultures

American Popular Culture in the Era of Terror: Falling Skies, Dark Knights Rising, and Collapsing Cultures

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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 feara€”and wish fulfillmenta€”of the breakdown of authority and terror itself. 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 authority19 In Uglies, all teens receive fullbody plastic surgery at age 16 to eliminate every flaw, but in doing so, their authentic ... The Hunger Games embodies Westerfelda#39;s a€œoscillation between extremes of restrainta€ even better than his own series. ... hoping yet fearing that she will be catapulted into the spotlight, going back and forth between fashion show and death match, ... In another shift from the Harry Potter series, The Hunger Games books indeed prop the reader directly into the a€œstormyanbsp;...


Title:American Popular Culture in the Era of Terror: Falling Skies, Dark Knights Rising, and Collapsing Cultures
Author: Jesse Kavadlo
Publisher:ABC-CLIO - 2015-09-15
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