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The Resource Monsters in America : our historical obsession with the hideous and the haunting, W. Scott Poole

Monsters in America : our historical obsession with the hideous and the haunting, W. Scott Poole

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Monsters in America : our historical obsession with the hideous and the haunting
Title
Monsters in America
Title remainder
our historical obsession with the hideous and the haunting
Statement of responsibility
W. Scott Poole
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Scott Poole's central argument is that monster tales intertwine with America's troubled history of racism, politics, class struggle, and gender inequality. The second edition of Monsters leads readers deeper into America's tangled past to show how monsters continue to haunt contemporary American ideology. By adding new discussions of the American West, Poole focuses intently on the Native American experience. He reveals how monster stories went west to Sand Creek and Wounded Knee, bringing the preoccupation with monsters into the twentieth century through the American Indian Movement. Poole's tale connects to the present -- illustrating the relationship between current social movements and their historical antecedents. This proven textbook also studies the social location of contemporary horror films, exploring, for example, how Get Out emerged from the context of the Black Lives Matter movement. Finally, in the new section "American Carnage," Poole challenges readers to assess what their own monster tales might be and how our sordid past horrors express themselves in our present cultural anxieties. By the end of the book, Poole cautions that America's monsters aren't going away anytime soon. If specters of the past still haunt our present, they may yet invade our future. Monsters are here to stay
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1971-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Poole, W. Scott
Dewey number
398.24/54
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GR825
LC item number
.P626 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • filmographies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Monsters
  • Supernatural
  • Popular culture
  • Horror tales, American
  • Race relations
  • Superstition
  • Symbolism in folklore
  • Indians in popular culture
  • Horror films
  • United States
  • United States
  • Monsters
  • Popular culture
  • Supernatural
  • United States
Label
Monsters in America : our historical obsession with the hideous and the haunting, W. Scott Poole
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-299), filmography (pages 253-255) 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
Preface to the second edition -- Preface to the original edition: With a warning to the unsuspecting reader -- Introduction: The bloody chords of memory -- Monstrous beginnings -- Goth Americana -- Weird science -- Alien invasions -- Deviant bodies -- Haunted houses -- Undead Americans -- Conclusion: Worse things waiting
Control code
on1035363537
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
xxiv, 311 pages
Isbn
9781602583146
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Monsters in America : our historical obsession with the hideous and the haunting, W. Scott Poole
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-299), filmography (pages 253-255) 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
Preface to the second edition -- Preface to the original edition: With a warning to the unsuspecting reader -- Introduction: The bloody chords of memory -- Monstrous beginnings -- Goth Americana -- Weird science -- Alien invasions -- Deviant bodies -- Haunted houses -- Undead Americans -- Conclusion: Worse things waiting
Control code
on1035363537
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
xxiv, 311 pages
Isbn
9781602583146
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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