Violence in American Popular Culture  2 volumes

Violence in American Popular Culture 2 volumes

Written by: David Schmid

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  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • Publish Date: 2015-11-02
  • ISBN-10: 9781440832062
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This timely collection provides a historical overview of violence in American popular culture from the Puritan era to the present and across a range of media. • Provides a narrative of the development of violence in American popular culture, illustrating both continuity and change • Combines an overview of each essay's subject matter with in-depth analysis of specific examples • Features discussion of well-known portrayers of violence, such as film and television, as well as lesser-known sources—for example, murder ballads and Puritan sermons—helping readers place contemporary concerns and examples into a detailed historical context • Suggests directions for future research and other developments in the field • Includes a keyword index to enable readers to track continuities across the various essays

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