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The Resource At stake : monsters and the rhetoric of fear in public culture, Edward J. Ingebretsen

At stake : monsters and the rhetoric of fear in public culture, Edward J. Ingebretsen

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At stake : monsters and the rhetoric of fear in public culture
Title
At stake
Title remainder
monsters and the rhetoric of fear in public culture
Statement of responsibility
Edward J. Ingebretsen
Title variation
Monsters and the rhetoric of fear in public culture
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Anyone who reads the papers or watches the evening news is all too familiar with how variations of the word monster are used to describe unthinkable acts of violence. Jeffrey Dahmer, Timothy McVeigh, and O. J. Simpson were all monsters if we believe the mass media. Even Bill Clinton was labeled a "monster" during his impeachment scandal. But why is so much energy devoted in our culture to the making of monsters? Why are Americans so transfixed by transgression? What is at stake when the exclamatory gestures of horror films pass for descriptive arguments in courtrooms, ethical speech in political commentary, or the bedrock of mainstream journalism?" "At Stake is an analysis of popular culture, a critique of a secularized religious discourse, as well as a plea for cleaning up the ethics of public speech. Edward J. Ingebretsen explores the social construction of monstrousness in public discourse, examining the uses of transgression and deviancy in tabloids, mainstream press, television, magazines, sermons, speeches, and popular fiction."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ingebretsen, Edward J.
Dewey number
302.23/0973
Index
index present
LC call number
P96.M62
LC item number
U655 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Monsters in mass media
  • Mass media
  • Popular culture
Label
At stake : monsters and the rhetoric of fear in public culture, Edward J. Ingebretsen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-327) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
46240233
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 341 pages
Isbn
9780226380063
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2001001078
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
At stake : monsters and the rhetoric of fear in public culture, Edward J. Ingebretsen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-327) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
46240233
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 341 pages
Isbn
9780226380063
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2001001078
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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