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  Monster theory : reading culture

Other(s) author(s) : Cohen, Jeffrey Jerome, [editore]Language : EnglishMinneapolis ; London : University of Minnesota, copyright 1996315 orrialde : zuri-beltzeko irudiak ; 23 cm(Ikus) Testua: bitartekorik gabeISBN : 0-8166-2855-6 ; 0-8166-2854-8.Monsters |
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Testuak: Mary Baine Campbell, David L. Clark, Frank Grady, David A. Hedrich Hirsch, Lawrence D. Kritzman, Kathleen Perry Long, Stephen Pender, Allison Pingree, Anne Lake Prescott, John O'Neill, William Sayers, Michael Uebel eta Ruth Waterhouse.

We live in a time of monsters. Monsters provide a key to understanding the culture that spawned them. So argue the essays in this wide-ranging and fascinating collection that asks the question, What happens when critical theorists take the study of monsters seriously as a means of examining our culture?
In viewing the monstrous body as a metaphor for the cultural body, the contributors to "Monster Theory" consider beasts, demons, freaks, and fiends as symbolic expressions of cultural unease that pervade a society and shape its collective behavior. Through a historical sampling of monsters, these essays argue that our fascination for the monstrous testifies to our continued desire to explore difference and prohibition.

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