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The Resource The celebration of death in contemporary culture, Dina Khapaeva

The celebration of death in contemporary culture, Dina Khapaeva

Label
The celebration of death in contemporary culture
Title
The celebration of death in contemporary culture
Statement of responsibility
Dina Khapaeva
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The Celebration of Death in Contemporary Culture investigates the emergence and meaning of the cult of death. Over the last three decades, Halloween has grown to rival Christmas in its popularity and profitability; dark tourism has emerged as a rapidly expanding industry; and funerals have become less traditional. "Corpse chic" and "skull style" have entered mainstream fashion, while elements of gothic, horror, torture porn, and slasher movies have streamed into more conventional genres. Monsters have become pop culture heroes: vampires, zombies, and serial killers now appeal broadly to audiences of all ages. This book considers, for the first time, these phenomena as aspects of a single movement, documenting its development in contemporary Western culture. Previous considerations of our fixation on death have not developed a convincing theory linking the mounting demand for images of violent death and the dramatic changes in death-related social rituals and practices. This book offers a conceptual framework that connects the observations of the simulated world of fiction and movies--including The Twilight Saga, The Vampire Diaries, Night Watch, Hannibal, and the Harry Potter series--to social and cultural practices, providing an analysis of the specific aesthetics and the intellectual and historical conditions that triggered the cult of death. It also considers the celebration of death in the context of a longstanding critique of humanism and investigates the role played by 20th-century French theory, as well as by posthumanism, transhumanism, and the animal rights movement, in the formation of the current antihumanist atmosphere. With its critique of movie and book blockbusters and the death-related social rituals, festivals, and fashions that have coalesced into the cult of death, this timely volume will appeal to anyone hoping to better understand a defining phenomenon of our age. Scholars and general readers of cultural studies, film and literary studies, anthropology, and American and Russian studies will find this book thought-provoking"--
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Provided by publisher
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DLC
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Khapaeva, Dina
Dewey number
306.9
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BD444
LC item number
.K43 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Death
  • Death in popular culture
  • Civilization, Modern
  • Culture
  • Death in literature
  • Death in motion pictures
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Death & Dying
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Popular Culture
  • PHILOSOPHY / Movements / Humanism
  • Civilization, Modern
  • Culture
  • Death
  • Death in literature
  • Death in motion pictures
  • Death in popular culture
  • Gesellschaft
  • Kultur
  • Tod
Label
The celebration of death in contemporary culture, Dina Khapaeva
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-252) 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
Contents
Introduction : the paradoxes of death -- The intellectual origins of the cult of death -- The commodification of death : the social and historical perspectives -- The monsters and the humans -- Harry Potter, Tanya Grotter, and death in the coming-of-age novel -- Conclusion
Control code
959265245
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vi, 256 pages
Isbn
9780472130269
Isbn Type
(hardback : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2016034791
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40027066660
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)959265245
Label
The celebration of death in contemporary culture, Dina Khapaeva
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-252) 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
Contents
Introduction : the paradoxes of death -- The intellectual origins of the cult of death -- The commodification of death : the social and historical perspectives -- The monsters and the humans -- Harry Potter, Tanya Grotter, and death in the coming-of-age novel -- Conclusion
Control code
959265245
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vi, 256 pages
Isbn
9780472130269
Isbn Type
(hardback : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2016034791
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40027066660
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)959265245

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