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Holy Terror: Understanding Religion and Violence in Popular Culture / Edition 1

Holy Terror: Understanding Religion and Violence in Popular Culture / Edition 1

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ISBN-13: 9781845533601
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 05/31/2011
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Eric Christianson and Christopher Partridge, both University of Chester

Table of Contents

Introduction Eric Christianson Christopher Partridge 1

Part 1 In the Discourse of Terrorism

Chapter 1 Seeing Beyond Fear of Terrorism on the Web Jolyon Mitchell 10

Chapter 2 Violent Superwomen: Super Heroes or Super Villains? Judith, Wonder Woman and Lynndie England Emma England 25

Part 2 In Cinema

Chapter 3 Biblical Epic and the American State: The Traitor and Sanctified Violence in Esther and the King (1960) Jo Carruthers 42

Chapter 4 Cease to Exist: Manson Family Movies and Mysticism Gerry Carlin Mark Jones 53

Chapter 5 The End is...a Blockbuster: The Use and Abuse of the Apocalypse in Contemporary Film John Walliss 63

Part 3 A Case Study: The Violence of The Passion of the Christ

Chapter 6 Counterfictional Suffering: Authenticity and Artistry in The Passion of the Christ Steven Allen 82

Chapter 7 Controlling Passions: The Regulation, Censorship and Classification of the Violence in The Passion of the Christ within Britain Shaun Kimber 93

Chapter 8 The Passion as Media Spectacle Oluyinka Esan 103

Chapter 9 Protest as Reaction, Reaction as Text: The (Con)Textual Logics of The Last Temptation of Christ and The Passion of the Christ Leighton Grist 112

Part 4 In Sport

Chapter 10 The Religious Significance of Violence in Football Rina Arya 122

Chapter 11 Cultivated Outrage: World Wrestling Entertainment and the Religious Excess of Violence Hugh S. Pyper 135

Notes 150

Bibliography 158

Filmography 173

Index 175

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