The American Imperial Gothic

The American Imperial Gothic

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Drawing on a rich array of texts from a long history of the gothic, this book contends that the doom faced by the world in popular culture is related to the current global instability, renegotiation of worldwide power and the American bid for hegemony. Revealing the ways in which images of destruction and social upheaval both query the violence with which the US has asserted itself locally and globally, and feed the longing for stable imperial structures, this book will be of interest to scholars and students of popular culture, cultural and media studies, literary and visual studies and sociology.Predator: Requiem. Directed by Greg and colin Strause. 2007. los Angeles, cA: 20th century Fox, 2008. DVD. Americaa#39;s Army. 2002. united States Army. Apocalypse Now. Directed by Francis Ford coppola. 1979. Beverly hills, cA: united Artists.

Title:The American Imperial Gothic
Author:Dr Johan Höglund
Publisher:Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. - 2014-04-28


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