A History of Evil in Popular Culture: What Hannibal Lecter, Stephen King, and Vampires Reveal About America [2 volumes]

What Hannibal Lecter, Stephen King, and Vampires Reveal about America
by Sharon Packer MD & Jody Pennington
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Publisher: ABC-CLIO

Publication Date: January 27, 2016

ISBN: 9780313397714

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Evil isn't simply an abstract theological or philosophical talking point. In our society, the idea of evil feeds entertainment, manifests in all sorts of media, and is a root concept in our collective psyche. This accessible and appealing book examines what evil means to us.

• Includes the insights of scholars from widely different academic fields to inspect evil from various points of view, giving readers a broader perspective on the topic

• Compiles expert opinions from American, American expatriate, European, Asian, and Middle Eastern contributors

• Covers the portrayal of evil in many different forms of media—film, television, music, art, video games, literature, poetry—as well as in politics, current events, and the legal arena