Media Spectacles

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First published in 1993. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Watching Politics
1 Body and Soul Murder: JFK 3
2 Character Assassination: Shakespeare, Anita Hill and JFK 23
3 Reproducing Reality: Murphy Brown and Illegitimate Politics 40
4 Watching and Authorizing the Gulf War 57
Watching Borders
5 "No Bad Nigger": Blacks as the Ethical Principle in the Movies 77
6 Cortez in the Courts: The Traps of Translation from Newsprint to Film 91
7 Power Shortages: The Soviet Coup and Hurricane Bob 117
Watching Sex
8 Scandals of Naming: The Blue Blob, Identity, and Gender in the William Kennedy Smith Case 137
9 Lesbian Spectacles: Reading Sula, Passing, Thelma and Louise, and The Accused 160
10 Throwing Up/Going Down: Bushusuru; or, The Fall of the West 167
11 Monsters of Perversion: Jeffrey Dahmer and The Silence of the Lambs 181
Watching AIDS
12 Grafting David Cronenberg: Monstrosity, AIDS Media, National/Sexual Difference 209
13 Kimberly Bergalis, AIDS, and the Plague Metaphor 232
14 Accommodating Magic 255
Index 267
Contributors 277
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