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Fear Factor: Game Shows, State Power, and Death

Mike Miley

in Truth and Consequences: Game Shows in Fiction and Film

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781496825384
eISBN:
9781496825438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496825384.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The works discussed transpose the conceit of The Most Dangerous Game to the world of commercial broadcast entertainment, pitting characters against each other in competition for the ultimate prize: ... More


Let the Games Begin: Hybrid Horror in Trilogy

Emily L. Hiltz

in Reading in the Dark: Horror in Children's Literature and Culture

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781496806444
eISBN:
9781496806482
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496806444.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This essay examines Suzanne Collins’s monstrous “mutts” in her phenomenally popular series The Hunger Games. Hiltz is especially interested in Collins’s characterization of human-animal hybrids, ... More


Forced Glory: Katniss Everdeen, Bella Swan, and Varieties of Virginity

Rhonda V. Wilcox

in The Woman Fantastic in Contemporary American Media Culture

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781496808714
eISBN:
9781496808752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496808714.003.0012
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Rhonda V. Wilcox’s “Forced Glory: Katniss Everdeen, Bella Swan, and Varieties of Virginity” contrasts Twilight’s Bella Swan and The Hunger Games’ Katniss Everdeen. There are many parallels between ... More


The Rhetoric of Screen Stories

Carl Plantinga

in Screen Stories: Emotion and the Ethics of Engagement

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190867133
eISBN:
9780190867171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190867133.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter argues that screen stories are often didactic; either explicitly or implicitly, they make a sociomoral or political case. They cue spectators to judge, believe, and feel in certain ways ... More


Conclusion: Family Matters

Kathryn Lofton

in Consuming Religion

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226481937
eISBN:
9780226482125
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226482125.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

The book's conclusion argues that the commodification of the family is at the heart of the consumer culture of religion. In order to resist the hold of consumer life, the family must be reimagined as ... More


Introduction: Reich in Context

Sumanth Gopinath and Pwyll ap Siôn

in Rethinking Reich

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190605285
eISBN:
9780190605315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190605285.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This introduction starts off by situating the music of Steve Reich both in relation to popular culture (film, contemporary fiction, and popular music) and as the subject of serious musicological ... More


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