Guys and Guns Amok: Domestic Terrorism and School Shootings from the Oklahoma City Bombing to the Virginia Tech Massacre / Edition 1

Guys and Guns Amok: Domestic Terrorism and School Shootings from the Oklahoma City Bombing to the Virginia Tech Massacre / Edition 1

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by Douglas Kellner
     
 

Winner-2008 AESA Critics' Choice Book Award

From the recent shootings at Virginia Tech University to the tragedies at Columbine and Oklahoma City, certain common traits can be traced. In Guys and Guns Amok, media and cultural critic Douglas Kellner provides a fascinating diagnostic reading of these acts of domestic terrorism. Skillfully connecting

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Winner-2008 AESA Critics' Choice Book Award

From the recent shootings at Virginia Tech University to the tragedies at Columbine and Oklahoma City, certain common traits can be traced. In Guys and Guns Amok, media and cultural critic Douglas Kellner provides a fascinating diagnostic reading of these acts of domestic terrorism. Skillfully connecting each case with male socialization and the search for identity in an American culture obsessed with guns and militarism, Kellner’s work is a sobering reflection on these tragedies and the pervasive power of media and popular culture. It sends a wake-up call to avert the next school shooting on the horizon.

See Doug Kellner's interview on Huffington Post http://www.huffingtonpost.com

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781594514937
Publisher:
Paradigm Publishers
Publication date:
01/28/2008
Series:
The Radical Imagination
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
232
Sales rank:
986,625
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Media Spectacle and the "Virginia Tech Massacre"

Chapter 1: Deconstructing the Spectacle: Race, Guns, and the Culture Wars

Chapter 2: The Situation of Contemporary Youth

Chapter 3: Constructing Male Identities and the Spectacle of Terror

Chapter 4: What Is to Be Done?

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