Violence in American Popular Culture [2 volumes]

Violence in American Popular Culture [2 volumes]

by David Schmid (Editor)


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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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781440832055
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/02/2015
Pages: 623
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.50(h) x 2.00(d)

About the Author

David Schmid, PhD, is associate professor of English at the University at Buffalo.

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