Red, white, and spooked : the supernatural in American culture (Book, 2009) [University of Maryland, College Park]
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Red, white, and spooked : the supernatural in American culture

Author: M Keith Booker
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book details the development of our national myths, which can be seen underlying the genres of country and film noir, the characters of Superman, Batman, and Spiderman, television hits like Deadwood and NYPD Blue, and the Pirates of the Caribbean and The Lord of the Rings franchises as well." "This culture-spanning investigation begins with a historical survey of supernatural and superhuman themes in American  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: M Keith Booker
ISBN: 9780313357749 0313357749
OCLC Number: 233543979
Description: xxiii, 204 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Not just a job: the longing for adventure in American history and American culture --
Heroism in America : the longing for heroes in American history and American culture --
U.S. vs. them : American paranoia and the longing for evil in American history and American culture --
Conclusion : the contradictory compensations of popular culture.
Responsibility: M. Keith Booker.

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Presents historical survey of supernatural and superhuman themes in American culture. This book discusses various works of popular culture with supernatural and superhuman themes - such as "The  Read more...
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"Booker succeeds in demonstrating how the mythology of the supernatural relates to several important contemporary political and social questions, such as prejudices against homosexuals, free choice, Read more...

 
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