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The Resource The sky is falling : how vampires, zombies, androids, and superheroes made America great for extremism, Peter Biskind

The sky is falling : how vampires, zombies, androids, and superheroes made America great for extremism, Peter Biskind

Label
The sky is falling : how vampires, zombies, androids, and superheroes made America great for extremism
Title
The sky is falling
Title remainder
how vampires, zombies, androids, and superheroes made America great for extremism
Statement of responsibility
Peter Biskind
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Almost everything has been invoked to account for Trump’s victory and the rise of the alt-right, from job loss to racism to demography—everything, that is, except popular culture. In The Sky Is Falling bestselling cultural journalist Peter Biskind dives headlong into two decades of popular culture—from superhero franchises such as the Dark Knight, X-Men, and the Avengers and series like The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones to thrillers like Homeland and 24—and emerges to argue that these shows are saturated with the values that are currently animating our extreme politics. Where once centrist institutions and their agents—cops and docs, soldiers and scientists, as well as educators, politicians, and “experts” of every stripe—were glorified by mainstream Hollywood, the heroes of today’s movies and TV, whether far right or far left, have overthrown this quaint ideological consensus. Many of our shows dramatize extreme circumstances—an apocalypse of one sort or another—that require extreme behavior to deal with, behavior such as revenge, torture, lying, and even the vigilante violence traditionally discouraged in mainstream entertainment.In this bold, provocative, and witty investigation, Biskind shows how extreme culture now calls the shots. It has become, in effect, the new mainstream
Summary
The author of Easy Riders, Raging Bulls reviews 20 years of popular culture, from superhero movies to apocalyptic television series, and argues that the values depicted within are responsible for the shift that lead to modern America's current extreme politics
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Writing style
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10692620
Cataloging source
DLC
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Biskind, Peter
Dewey number
973.93
Index
index present
LC call number
E169.12
LC item number
B57 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Popular culture
  • Popular culture
  • Radicalism
  • Radicalism
  • Political culture
  • Right and left (Political science)
  • Polarization (Social sciences)
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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how vampires, zombies, androids, and superheroes made America great for extremism
Label
The sky is falling : how vampires, zombies, androids, and superheroes made America great for extremism, Peter Biskind
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-241) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Beyond the fringe: an introduction -- Part I: Winter has come -- Apocalypse now -- Bleeding hearts -- Doing the right thing -- Part II: Who'll stop the rain? -- Gone fishin' -- Coming apart -- Draining the swamp -- Part III: Breaking bad -- The silence of the lambs -- Beauty in the beast -- License to kill -- Part IV: Heaven can't wait -- What a piece of work was man -- Anywhere but here -- No exit -- Conclusion: The return of the center
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
252 pages
Isbn
9781620974292
Lccn
2018017585
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1038025987
  • (OCoLC)on1038025987
  • 599318
Label
The sky is falling : how vampires, zombies, androids, and superheroes made America great for extremism, Peter Biskind
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-241) 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
Beyond the fringe: an introduction -- Part I: Winter has come -- Apocalypse now -- Bleeding hearts -- Doing the right thing -- Part II: Who'll stop the rain? -- Gone fishin' -- Coming apart -- Draining the swamp -- Part III: Breaking bad -- The silence of the lambs -- Beauty in the beast -- License to kill -- Part IV: Heaven can't wait -- What a piece of work was man -- Anywhere but here -- No exit -- Conclusion: The return of the center
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
252 pages
Isbn
9781620974292
Lccn
2018017585
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1038025987
  • (OCoLC)on1038025987
  • 599318

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