American popular culture in the era of terror : falling skies, dark knights rising, and collapsing cultures

Kavadlo, Jesse, author

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  • Creator Jesse Kavadlo
  • Format Books
  • Publication Santa Barbara, California : Praeger, [2015]
  • Physical Details
    • xvii, 218 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • ISBNs 9781440835629, 1440835624, 9781440835636
  • OCLC ocn900016292


  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-212) and index.


  • With us and against us: Chuck Palahniuk's homegrown terror of the 1990s -- Falling towers, falling planes, and falling men: trauma as domestic drama -- War on terror: our monsters, ourselves -- We have to go back: television's lost after 9/11 -- 9/11 did not take place: apocalypse and amnesia in film and Cormac McCarthy's the road -- Bedtime stories after the end of the world: the Hunger games in a future of fear -- The absurd hero: escapism, the Dark Knight trilogy, and the literature of struggle -- Conclusion: Undo: is the sky falling?