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The Resource The sky is falling : how vampires, zombies, androids, and superheroes made America great for extremism, Peter Biskind

The sky is falling : how vampires, zombies, androids, and superheroes made America great for extremism, Peter Biskind

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The sky is falling : how vampires, zombies, androids, and superheroes made America great for extremism
Title
The sky is falling
Title remainder
how vampires, zombies, androids, and superheroes made America great for extremism
Statement of responsibility
Peter Biskind
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A Sunday Times (London), Best Book of 2018 "A thoughtful, entertaining, and occasionally profound critical study of the texts that entertain, move and, sometimes, shape us." 'The Spectator (London) "A bold, witty, and brilliantly argued analysis of the role pop culture has played in the rise of American extremism." 'Ruth Reichl "You'll never look at your favorite movies and TV shows the same way again. And you shouldn't." 'Steven Soderbergh A bestselling cultural journalist shows how pop culture prepared Americans to embrace extreme politics Almost everything has been invoked to account for Trump's victory and the rise of the alt-right, from job loss to racism to demography'everything, that is, except popular culture. In The Sky Is Falling bestselling cultural journalist Peter Biskind dives headlong into two decades of popular culture'from superhero franchises such as the Dark Knight, X-Men, and the Avengers and series like The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones to thrillers like Homeland and 24'and emerges to argue that these shows are saturated with the values that are currently animating our extreme politics. Where once centrist institutions and their agents'cops and docs, soldiers and scientists, as well as educators, politicians, and "experts" of every stripe'were glorified by mainstream Hollywood, the heroes of today's movies and TV, whether far right or far left, have overthrown this quaint ideological consensus. Many of our shows dramatize extreme circumstances'an apocalypse of one sort or another'that require extreme behavior to deal with, behavior such as revenge, torture, lying, and even the vigilante violence traditionally discouraged in mainstream entertainment. In this bold, provocative, and witty investigation, Biskind shows how extreme culture now calls the shots. It has become, in effect, the new mainstream
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YDX
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Biskind, Peter
Dewey number
973.93
Index
index present
LC call number
E169.12
LC item number
.B57 2018eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • United States
  • Popular culture
  • Popular culture
  • Radicalism
  • Radicalism
  • Political culture
  • Right and left (Political science)
  • Polarization (Social sciences)
  • HISTORY
  • Civilization
  • Polarization (Social sciences)
  • Political culture
  • Popular culture
  • Popular culture
  • Right and left (Political science)
  • United States
Label
The sky is falling : how vampires, zombies, androids, and superheroes made America great for extremism, Peter Biskind
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Publication
Copyright
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Beyond the fringe: an introduction -- Part I: Winter has come -- Apocalypse now -- Bleeding hearts -- Doing the right thing -- Part II: Who'll stop the rain? -- Gone fishin' -- Coming apart -- Draining the swamp -- Part III: Breaking bad -- The silence of the lambs -- Beauty in the beast -- License to kill -- Part IV: Heaven can't wait -- What a piece of work was man -- Anywhere but here -- No exit -- Conclusion: The return of the center
Control code
1051057112
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (252 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780241373903
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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penguingroup462747
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1051057112
Label
The sky is falling : how vampires, zombies, androids, and superheroes made America great for extremism, Peter Biskind
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Beyond the fringe: an introduction -- Part I: Winter has come -- Apocalypse now -- Bleeding hearts -- Doing the right thing -- Part II: Who'll stop the rain? -- Gone fishin' -- Coming apart -- Draining the swamp -- Part III: Breaking bad -- The silence of the lambs -- Beauty in the beast -- License to kill -- Part IV: Heaven can't wait -- What a piece of work was man -- Anywhere but here -- No exit -- Conclusion: The return of the center
Control code
1051057112
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (252 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780241373903
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
penguingroup462747
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1051057112

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