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by Mikita Brottman

Free eBook Car Crash Culture download ISBN: 0312240368
Author: Mikita Brottman
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan; 1st edition (January 1, 2002)
Language: English
Pages: 356
Category: Social Sciences
Subcategory: Social Sciences
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Looking at fatal celebrity car accidents and other examples of death by automobile through original essays. Mikita Brottman is Assistant Professor of Literature at the Maryland Institute College of Art and has published books on horror films, cult cinema, and the history of cannibalism.

Looking at fatal celebrity car accidents and other examples of death by automobile through original essays. She writes for a number of alternative and underground publications.

Car Crash Culture book. She currently teaches at the Maryland Institute College of Art. Brottman's articles and case studies have appeared in Film Quarterly, The American Journal of Psychoanalysis, New Literary History, and American Imago. She has written influentially on horror films, critical theory, reading, psychoanalysis, and the work of the American folklorist, Gershon Legman. Brottman also writes for mainstream and counterculture journals and magazines.

Car Crash Culture (ed. Mikita Brottman, Palgrave, St. Martins, 2002) is a collection of essays exploring the grim underside of America’s cult of the automobile and the frequently conspiratorial speculations that arise whenever people die in cars

Car Crash Culture (ed. Martins, 2002) is a collection of essays exploring the grim underside of America’s cult of the automobile and the frequently conspiratorial speculations that arise whenever people die in cars. Looking at fatal celebrity car accidents and other examples of death by automobile through personal memoir and forensic reports, cultural critics ponder people’s fascination with car crashes. They explore car crash conspiracy theories, the automobile as a site of murder, car crash films, and the notion of the accident

A 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.

A 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.

Car Crash Culture is certain to challenge your perception of travel, and will definitely give your next drive a different perspective. Especially if you happen to pass an accident.

eBook 35,69 €. price for Russian Federation (gross). Car Crash Culture is certain to challenge your perception of travel, and will definitely give your next drive a different perspective.

Brottman's work has included writing on horror films, critical theory, reading . Hollywood Hex, Creation Books, 1999. Car Crash Culture (e., New York: Palgrave, 2002.

Brottman's work has included writing on horror films, critical theory, reading, psychoanalysis, animals, and the work of the American folklorist, Gershon Legman. Her articles and case studies have appeared in The American Journal of Psychoanalysis, New Literary History, American Imago, and other journals.

This book explores the underside of America's cult of the automobile and the frequently conspiratorial speculations that arise whenever people die in cars. Looking at fatal celebrity car accidents and other examples of death by automobile through original essays, personal memoir, and forensic reports, cultural critics ponder people's fascination with car crashes. They explore car crash conspiracy theories, the automobile as the site of murder, car crash films, and the notion of the "accident." The book features original essays by such underground icons as Kenneth Anger and Adam Parfrey. Essays cover the deaths of Albert Camus, Jackson Pollock, James Dean, Jayne Mansfield, Princess Diana, Princess Grace, Mary Jo Kopechne, and others.
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Punind
I agree with the previous reviewer that this is a mixed bag. Some of the essays are extremely technical; others extremely autobiographical. A number of them relate only tangentally. BUT all of them do relate, and the result is like a collage, adding to our understanding. Brotman, the editor, seems to have included what was interesting, even if it was a little off-topic. the book has a taste for the selacious at times, and I think this is what the criticisms of it boil down to. Some of the essays are just plain fun, and really enjoyable. In this large and varied book, there's an essay by Kenneth Anger, a section on crimes, and a fun section on conspiracies involving car crashes. The worst essays are so bizarre (like Ulmer's "Prototype for a MEmorial") or excessively dry (like T. Williams' "Heart Like a Wheel" chapter) and can easily be skipped. But the best (like S.J. Schneider's essay on how Jackson Pollock's crash ironically and morbidly reflected his art, or Julian Darius' intoxicatingly allusive "Car Crash Crucifixion Culture") are truly fascinating reads. Brotman himself has an essay and a half (one is a collaboration) in the CAR CRASH CINEMA section. In conclusion, this is hardly a definitive look at car crashes, but I don't think that it pretends to be. It's highs are fantastically high and will stick with you. Its lows can be skimmed or skipped.
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Tejora
I love this book. It's interesting, scary, disturbing, weird, crazy, and fun. I agree that some of the chapters are heavy, especially the film section, but the others are amazing, the ones in the first section especially. The Kenneth Anger chapter is bitchy-hilarious! The intro is good, too, but my favorite chapter is the one about passengers who've been in accidents. One of the best books I bought this year. Recommended for everybody who drives a car.
Pettalo
This book is really great fun, although it's inconsistent. If you want a hodgepodge of work, some utterly fantastic and some unreadable, this is a great book -- and, even if only half the pages are good (and more than that are!), this is a good value. From looking at the Popemobile to Ballard's / cronenburg's CRASH, this has a great scope. Again, the quality overall is inconsistent BUT the overall package is terrific.
Of particular note is something called "Car Crash CRUCIFIXION Culture" by one Julian Darius. I can't figure out if it's blasphemous or if it's playful (as the title would suggst, i think..) But it's the funnest informed rant I've ever read...
Rolling Flipper
I bought this book because of Julian Darius's essay, "Car Crash Crucifixion Culture", which I'd heard about online on message boards. I thought it was great, and that the book was good overall, though I agree that it was inconsistent.
Jogas
A good book. Fun. Some parts better than others. Other reviews good at pointing of what's best and worst. Recommended.