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The Resource Monster culture in the 21st century : a reader, edited by Marina Levina and Diem-My T. Bui

Monster culture in the 21st century : a reader, edited by Marina Levina and Diem-My T. Bui

Label
Monster culture in the 21st century : a reader
Title
Monster culture in the 21st century
Title remainder
a reader
Statement of responsibility
edited by Marina Levina and Diem-My T. Bui
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In the past decade, our rapidly changing world faced terrorism, global epidemics, economic and social strife, new communication technologies, immigration, and climate change to name a few. These fears and tensions reflect an evermore-interconnected global environment where increased mobility of people, technologies, and disease have produced great social, political, and economical uncertainty. The essays in this collection examine how monstrosity has been used to manage these rising fears and tensions. Analyzing popular films and televisions shows, such as True Blood, Twilight, Paranormal Activity, District 9, Battlestar Galactica, and Avatar, it argues that monstrous narratives of the past decade have become omnipresent specifically because they represent collective social anxieties over resisting and embracing change in the 21st century. The first comprehensive text that uses monstrosity not just as a metaphor for change, but rather a necessary condition through which change is lived and experienced in the 21st century, this approach introduces a different perspective toward the study of monstrosity in culture"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
791.43/67/075
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1995.9.M6
LC item number
M635 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1975-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Levina, Marina
  • Bui, Diem-My T
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Monsters in motion pictures
  • Monsters on television
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Monster culture in the 21st century : a reader, edited by Marina Levina and Diem-My T. Bui
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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: Toward a comprehensive monster theory in the 21st century / Marina Levina and Diem My Bui -- 1. Ontology and monstrosity / Amit S. Rai -- Part 1: Monstrous identities -- 2. Heading towards the past: the Twilight vampire figure as surveillance metaphor / Florian Grandena -- 3. Playing alien in post-racial times / Susana Loza -- 4. Battling monsters and becoming monstrous: Human devolution in The Walking Dead / Kyle W. Bishop -- 5. The monster in the mirror: reflecting and deflecting the mobility of gendered violence onscreen / Megan Foley -- 6. Intersectionality bites: metaphors of race and sexuality in HBO's True Blood / Peter Odell Campbell -- 7. Gendering the monster within: biological essentialism, sexual difference, and changing symbolic functions of the monster in popular werewolf texts / Rosalind Sibielski -- Part 2: Monstrous technologies -- 8. Abject posthumanism: neoliberalism, biopolitics and zombies / Sherryl Vint -- 9. Monstrous technologies and the telepathology of everyday life / Jeremy Biles -- 10. Monstrous citizenships: coercion, submission, and the possibilities of resistance in Never Let Me Go and Cloud Atlas / Roy Osamu Kamada -- 11. On the frontlines of the zombie war in the Congo: digital technology, the trade in conflict minerals, and zombification / Jeffrey W. Mantz -- 12. Monsters by the numbers: controlling monstrosity in video games / Jaroslav Švelch -- 13. Killing whiteness: the critical positioning of zombie walk brides in Internet settings / Michele White -- Part 3: Monstrous territories -- 14. Zombinations: reading the undead as debt and guilt in the national imaginary / Michael S. Drake -- 15. The monster within: Post-9/11 narratives of threat and the U.S. shifting terrain of terror / Mary K. Bloodsworth-Lugo and Carmen R. Lugo-Lugo -- 16. The heartland under siege: undead in the West / Cynthia J. Miller and A. Bowdoin Van Riper -- 17. When matter becomes an active agent: the incorporeal monstrosity of threat in Lost / Enrica Picarelli -- 18. Monstrous capital: Frankenstein derivatives, financial wizards, and the spectral economy / Ryan Gillespie -- 19. Domesticating the monstrous in the globalizing world / Carolyn Harford
Control code
826706440
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xviii, 323 pages
Isbn
9781441187970
Lccn
2012048383
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)826706440
Label
Monster culture in the 21st century : a reader, edited by Marina Levina and Diem-My T. Bui
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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: Toward a comprehensive monster theory in the 21st century / Marina Levina and Diem My Bui -- 1. Ontology and monstrosity / Amit S. Rai -- Part 1: Monstrous identities -- 2. Heading towards the past: the Twilight vampire figure as surveillance metaphor / Florian Grandena -- 3. Playing alien in post-racial times / Susana Loza -- 4. Battling monsters and becoming monstrous: Human devolution in The Walking Dead / Kyle W. Bishop -- 5. The monster in the mirror: reflecting and deflecting the mobility of gendered violence onscreen / Megan Foley -- 6. Intersectionality bites: metaphors of race and sexuality in HBO's True Blood / Peter Odell Campbell -- 7. Gendering the monster within: biological essentialism, sexual difference, and changing symbolic functions of the monster in popular werewolf texts / Rosalind Sibielski -- Part 2: Monstrous technologies -- 8. Abject posthumanism: neoliberalism, biopolitics and zombies / Sherryl Vint -- 9. Monstrous technologies and the telepathology of everyday life / Jeremy Biles -- 10. Monstrous citizenships: coercion, submission, and the possibilities of resistance in Never Let Me Go and Cloud Atlas / Roy Osamu Kamada -- 11. On the frontlines of the zombie war in the Congo: digital technology, the trade in conflict minerals, and zombification / Jeffrey W. Mantz -- 12. Monsters by the numbers: controlling monstrosity in video games / Jaroslav Švelch -- 13. Killing whiteness: the critical positioning of zombie walk brides in Internet settings / Michele White -- Part 3: Monstrous territories -- 14. Zombinations: reading the undead as debt and guilt in the national imaginary / Michael S. Drake -- 15. The monster within: Post-9/11 narratives of threat and the U.S. shifting terrain of terror / Mary K. Bloodsworth-Lugo and Carmen R. Lugo-Lugo -- 16. The heartland under siege: undead in the West / Cynthia J. Miller and A. Bowdoin Van Riper -- 17. When matter becomes an active agent: the incorporeal monstrosity of threat in Lost / Enrica Picarelli -- 18. Monstrous capital: Frankenstein derivatives, financial wizards, and the spectral economy / Ryan Gillespie -- 19. Domesticating the monstrous in the globalizing world / Carolyn Harford
Control code
826706440
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xviii, 323 pages
Isbn
9781441187970
Lccn
2012048383
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)826706440

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