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Creating Cultural Monsters Serial Murder in America by Julie B. Wiest

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Published by CRC Press in Hoboken .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Serial murderers,
  • Serial murders in mass media,
  • Serial murders,
  • Violence in popular culture,
  • Social Science

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Serial murderers generate an abundance of public interest, media coverage, and law enforcement attention, yet after decades of studies, serial murder researchers have been unable to answer the most important question: Why? Providing a unique and comprehensive exploration, Creating Cultural Monsters: Serial Murder in America explains connections between American culture and the incidence of serial murder, including reasons why most identified serial murderers are white, male Americans. It describes the omnipresence of serial murder in American media and investigates what it would take to decrea.

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Description based on print version record.

Classifications
LC ClassificationsHV6529 .W54 2011
The Physical Object
Format[electronic resource] :
Pagination1 online resource (218 p.)
Number of Pages218
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25540328M
ISBN 101439851557
ISBN 109781439851555
OCLC/WorldCa735602316

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All of these experts, described below, can discuss not only what frightens us, but how and why we create monsters to help us cope with cultural anxiety. Yes, Virginia, There Are "Real" Vampires John Edgar Browning is an Arthur A. Schomburg Fellow and PhD candidate in American Studies at UB. This book collects the best of what contemporary scholars have to say on the subject, in the process creating a map of the monstrous across the vast and complex terrain of the human psyche. Tags Literature, Cultural Criticism, Film and Media, #GhostsandMonsters, Fall, American Studies catalog, Humanities and Arts catalog.   Buy Creating Cultural Monsters: Serial Murder in Aamerica 1 by Wiest, Julie B. (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.5/5(1).   Monsters that scare us—vampires, zombies, witches—help us cope with what we dread most in life. Fear of the monstrous has brought communities and cultures together over the centuries and serves us as well today as it did in the Dark Ages. Several UB faculty members specialize in what many cultures find horrible and terrifying.