Murders and Acquisitions: Representations of the Serial Killer in Popular Culture (BOK)

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The 'serial killer' has become increasingly prevalent in popular culture since the term was coined by Robert Ressler at the FBI in the mid-1970s. Murders and Acquisitions explores the social and political implications of this cultural figure. The collection argues that the often blood-chilling representations of the serial killer and serial killing offered in TV series, films, novels and fan productions function to address contemporary concerns and preoccupations. Focusing on well-known popular culture texts, such as The Wire, Kiss the Girls, Monster, the Saw series, American Psycho, The Strangers, CSI and Dexter, this eclectic anthology engages with a broad spectrum of cultural theory and performs critical textual analysis to examine the sophisticated ways the serial killer is deployed to mediate and/or work through cultural anxieties and fears.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2013 Forlag
Bloomsbury Academic
ISBN 9781441192929 Antall sider 272
Dimensjoner 15,2cm x 22,9cm x 2cm Vekt 420 gram
Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd Andre medvirkende Alzena MacDonald
Emner og form Popular culture, Media studies, Crime & criminology