Mythologies of violence in postmodern media

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Christopher Sharrett
Wayne State University Press, 1999 - Performing Arts - 453 pages
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Violence has been a topic of continued concern within culture and society. Although there have been numerous sociological and historical studies of violence and its origins, there is relatively little systematic analysis of violence within media representation, even as this issue preeminent within public discourse. Mythologies of Violence in Postmodern Media is a comprehensive anthology that examines a number of issues related to violence within the media landscape, using various methodologies to suggest the implications of the increasing obsession with violence for postmodern civilization.

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Acknowledgments
7
The Pure Products of America
23
The Honeymoon Killers
41
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Sharrett is associate professor of communications at Seton Hall University.

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