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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
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?
Posted March 16, 2013
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