Guys and Guns Amok
Domestic Terrorism and School Shootings from the Oklahoma City Bombing to the Virginia Tech Massacre
- ISBN: 9781594514937
- Extent: 232pp
- Release Date: 20 Apr 2008
- Size: 229mm x 152mm
- Format: Paperback
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- Category: Politics
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From the recent shootings at Virginia Tech University to the tragedies at Columbine and Oklahoma City, certain common traits can be traced through all of these events.
In Guys and Guns Amok, media and cultural critic Douglas Kellner provides a fascinating diagnostic reading of these acts of domestic terrorism. Skillfully connecting each case with the current environment for male socialization and the search for identity in an American culture obsessed with guns and militarism, Kellner's work is a sobering reflection on these tragedies and the pervasive power of media and popular culture as well as a wake-up call for the future.
About The Author
Douglas Kellner, professor in the Graduate School of Education, UCLA, is the author of many books, including Grand Theft 2000 (Rowman & Littlefield 2001) about the last presidential election.