Bringing together the most popular genres of the 21st century, this book argues that Americans have entered a new era of narrative dominated by the fearaand wish fulfillmentaof the breakdown of authority and terror itself. Provides an interesting new framework in which to examine popular culture Examines films, television shows, and primary texts such as novels for evidence of cultural anxiety and a preoccupation with terror Offers insightful and original interpretations of primary texts Suggests possible conclusions about cultural anxiety regarding breakdowns of tradition and authorityLiterary critic Harold Bloom condemned Rowlinga#39;s writing a few years after the first book was released, stating, aHer prose ... In an otherwise favorable New York Times review, YA author John Green writes, aThe concept of [The Hunger Games] anbsp;...
|Title||:||American Popular Culture in the Era of Terror: Falling Skies, Dark Knights Rising, and Collapsing Cultures|
|Publisher||:||ABC-CLIO - 2015-09-15|