Mythologies of Violence in Postmodern Media (Contemporary Approaches to Film and Media) (Paperback)

By Annalee Newitz (Contribution by), Barry Keith Grant (Contribution by), Christopher Sharrett (Contribution by)

Wayne State University Press, 9780814327425, 456pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 1999

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Violence has been a topic of continued concern within American 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 becomes preeminent within public discourse. This anthology 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.

About the Author

Christopher Sharrett is an associate professor of communications at Seton Hall University. He is the editor of Crisis Cinema: The Apocalyptic Idea in Postmodem Narrative Film (Maisonneuve Press, 1993).