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Monster Culture in the 21st Century free pdf In the past decade, our rapidly changing world faced terrorism, global epidemics, economic and social strife, new communication technologies, immigration, and climate change to name a few. These fears and tensions reflect an evermore-interconnected global environment where increased mobility of people, technologies, and disease have produced great social, political, and economical uncertainty. The essays in this collection examine how monstrosity has been used to manage these rising fears and tensions. Analyzing popular films and televisions shows, such as True Blood, Twilight, Paranormal Activity, District 9, Battlestar Galactica, and Avatar, it argues that monstrous narratives of the past decade have become omnipresent specifically because they represent collective social anxieties over resisting and embracing change in the 21st century. The first comprehensive text that uses monstrosity not just as a metaphor for change, but rather a necessary condition through which change is lived and experienced in the 21st century, this approach introduces a different perspective toward the study of monstrosity in culture.

About Marina Levina

Marina Levina is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Communication at the University of Memphis, US. Diem-My T. Bui is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Illinois Chicago, US.

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Author : Marina Levina
Publisher : Continuum Publishing Corporation
Data Published : 18 July 2013
ISBN : 1441178392
EAN : 9781441178398
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 344 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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