Alzena MacDonald's Murders and Acquisitions: Representations of the Serial PDF

By Alzena MacDonald

ISBN-10: 1441176306

ISBN-13: 9781441176301

ISBN-10: 1441192921

ISBN-13: 9781441192929

The 'serial killer' has turn into more and more normal in pop culture because the time period was once coined through Robert Ressler on the FBI within the mid-1970s. Murders and Acquisitions explores the social and political implications of this cultural determine. the gathering argues that the customarily blood-chilling representations of the serial killer and serial killing provided in television sequence, motion pictures, novels and fan productions functionality to handle modern matters and preoccupations. concentrating on recognized pop culture texts, comparable to The twine, Kiss the women, Monster, the Saw sequence, American Psycho, The Strangers, CSI and Dexter, this eclectic anthology engages with a vast spectrum of cultural conception and plays serious textual research to check the delicate methods the serial killer is deployed to mediate and/or paintings via cultural anxieties and fears.

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