Car Crash Culture
Edited by Mikita Brottman
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Car Crash Culture by Mikita Brottman
Book DescriptionA morbidly fascinating and articulate collection of essays, this book explores the grim underside of America's cult of the automobile and the disturbing, frequently conspiratorial, speculations that arise whenever the car becomes the cause or the site of human death. Through analysis of fatal celebrity car accidents and other examples of death by automobile, as well as through personal memoir and forensic reports, cultural critics ponder our very human fascination with the car crash. Topics include the roles and experiences of passengers and bystanders, car crash conspiracy theories, the automobile as a site of murder, studies of car crash cinema, and psychological interpretations of the notion of the 'accident.' The book features original essays by such underground icons as Kenneth Anger and Adam Parfrey.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780312240387
(216mm x 140mm x 27mm)
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 11-Mar-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Mikita Brottman
MIKITA BROTTMAN has published books on horror films, cult cinema, and the history of cannibalism. She teaches at the Maryland Institute College of Art and writes for a number of alternative and underground publications.
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