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Author Packer, Sharon
Title A History of Evil in Popular Culture [ebook]
Publisher Santa Barbara : ABC-CLIO, 2014
Descript 1 online resource (874 p.)
Note Description based upon print version of record
Contents Cover; Volume 1; Half Title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Introduction; PART I: FILM AND TELEVISION; Chapter 1: Mississippi (and Bensonhurst) Burning: Racist Enjoyment, Fantasies of Containment, and the Real of Social Evil; Chapter 2: From Conrad Veidt to Christoph Waltz: The Nazi in American Film; Chapter 3: The Usual Suspects: The Devil Is a Storyteller, Not a Liar; Chapter 4: Know Your Killer: Changing Portrayals of Psychosis in Horror Films; Chapter 5: Empire and Evil: Star Wars, the Romans, and the New Mythology
Chapter 6: Potter versus Voldemort: Examining Evil, Power, and Affective Responses in the Harry Potter Film SeriesChapter 7: K.O.''ing Communism: Rocky and Rambo Fight the Cold War; Chapter 8: The Birth of the Black Rapist: The ""Brutal Black Buck"" in American Culture; Chapter 9: Two Eyes for One: The Vigilante in American Cinema; Chapter 10: Suckers for Blood: Vampire Pop Culture; Chapter 11: ""All I Saw Was Evil"": Supernatural''s Reactionary Road Trip; Chapter 12: Corporate Greed as a Representation of Evil in Pop Culture
Chapter 13: As Deadly as a Hit Man: The Hit Man and Evil in American FilmChapter 14: Evil in the Films of Martin Scorsese; Chapter 15: The Monstrous Feminine: Reimagining Aliens in American Horror Films; Chapter 16: The Sliding Scale of Evil: Television Vampires in a Post-Bush World; Chapter 17: Nazi Zombies: The Horrors of War, Revived; Chapter 18: Occupied America(ns): Contemporary Trends in American Possession-Horror Films; Chapter 19: Breaking Bad: Breaking Down the Categories of Morality through Grid and Group; Chapter 20: Nightmare on Wall Street: Zombie Bankers and the New Contagion
Chapter 21: The Evil of Hunger and Survival in The RoadChapter 22: ""Freddy''s Shadow"": Nostalgia, Evil, and the 1980s in A Nightmare on Elm Street; Chapter 23: ""We''re Them and They''re Us"": Zombies as a Reflection of American Culture; Chapter 24: Bad Day at Black Rock and the Overcoming of Evil; Chapter 25: Viewing Evil through a Hollywood Lens, via Steven Spielberg''s Schindler''s List; Chapter 26: Will and Programming: Good and Evil in Terminators and Humanity; PART II: MUSIC AND LYRICS
Chapter 27: The Dark Side of the Tune: Relocating the Crossroads in American Popular Music, 1930-1970Chapter 28: Slayer and Metallica: Two Portraits of Evil; Chapter 29: ""Highway to Hell"": Laws, Lawsuits, and Moral Panic over Heavy Metal Music; Chapter 30: ""Strange Fruit"" Sounds: The Legacy of Lynching in America; Chapter 31: The Devil: Hip-Hop''s Original Hater; About the Contributors; Index; Volume 2; Half Title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Introduction; PART I: NOVELS, POEMS, AND SHORT STORIES; Chapter 1: Gender, Goth, and Gore: Evil in the Horror Fiction of Poppy Z. Brite
Note Chapter 2: Inviting the Devil to ""Cross Over"" the Threshold: The Short Stories of Joyce Carol Oates, Iteration, and American Fears of Precariousness in the 21st Century
Summary Evil isn''t simply an abstract theological or philosophical talking point. In our society, the idea of evil feeds entertainment, manifests in all sorts of media, and is a root concept in our collective psyche. This accessible and appealing book examines what evil means to us
Subject Good and evil -- Social aspects
Evil in literature
Evil in motion pictures
Evil -- Social aspects
Evil in literature
Evil in motion pictures
Genre Electronic books
Subject Downloadable file
Alt Author Pennington, Jody
OverDrive, Inc

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