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Monster Theory: Reading Culture - Cohen, Jeffrey Jerome (Editor)
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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? a 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 ...

Monster Theory: Reading Culture 1996, University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, MN

ISBN-13: 9780816628551

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