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Of Men and Monsters examines the serial killer as an American cultural icon, one that both attracts and repels.

Of Men and Monsters examines the serial killer as an American cultural icon, one that both attracts and repels. 'In this post-modern reading, Jeffrey Dahmer is not a page in the history of true crime but a Monster who serves many rhetorical and cultural functions

Электронная книга "Of Men and Monsters: Jeffrey Dahmer and the Construction of the Serial Killer", Richard Tithecott.

Электронная книга "Of Men and Monsters: Jeffrey Dahmer and the Construction of the Serial Killer", Richard Tithecott. Эту книгу можно прочитать в Google Play Книгах на компьютере, а также на устройствах Android и iOS. Выделяйте текст, добавляйте закладки и делайте заметки, скачав книгу "Of Men and Monsters: Jeffrey Dahmer and the Construction of the Serial Killer" для чтения в офлайн-режиме.

Of Men and Monsters book. Of Men and Monsters examines the serial killer as an American cultural icon, one that both attracts and repels.

One person found this helpful. Serial killers - depressing stuff, right? However, Tithecott deconstructs the mythology of the serial killer in such an utterly manner, it could almost be described as "refreshing" considering the way this (patriarchal) phenomenon is usually approached in popular-culture. This book went far beyond what i imagined it would cover as well. 'In this post-modern reading, Jeffrey Dahmer is not a page in the history of true crime but a Monster who serves many rhetorical and cultural functions

In Of Men and Monsters, Richard Tithecott uses specific examples of the various media representations of serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer as a means by which to examine the larger issue of America's fascination with serial murder

In Of Men and Monsters, Richard Tithecott uses specific examples of the various media representations of serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer as a means by which to examine the larger issue of America's fascination with serial murder. Tithecott sees the construction of the serial killer in narrative representation as part of a growing cultural tendency to reject intellectual critique of one's own cultural values as contributing factors to violence. As evidence, he points to the culture's frequent use of words such as "motiveless" in constructing serial murder tales.

Of Men and Monsters examines the serial killer as an American cultural icon, one that both attracts and repels

Of Men and Monsters examines the serial killer as an American cultural icon, one that both attracts and repels.

Jeffrey Lionel Dahmer (May 21, 1960 – November 28, 1994), also known as the Milwaukee Cannibal, was an American serial killer and sex offender, who committed the rape, murder, and dismemberment of seventeen men and boys between 1978 and 1991. Many of his later murders involved necrophilia, cannibalism, and the permanent preservation of body parts-typically all or part of the skeletal structure.

0 Jeffrey Dahmer was born in Milwaukee, WI. He was the first born child of. .Baumann, Edward (1991). Of men and monsters: Jeffrey Dahmer and the construction. of the serial killer. He was the first born child of Lionel and Joyce Dahmer. His mother is reported having a difficult pregnancy. Step into my parlor: The chilling story of serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer. Chicago: Bonus Books (ISBN 29-38764-3). Madison: University of Wisconsin Press (ISBN 0-299-15684-2). Other Sources Bacher, .

Jeffrey Lionel Dahmer (/ˈdɑːmər/; May 21, 1960 – November 28, 1994), also known as the Milwaukee Cannibal or the Milwaukee Monster, was an American serial killer and sex offender who committed the rape, murder, and dismemberment of 17 men and boys f.

Jeffrey Lionel Dahmer (/ˈdɑːmər/; May 21, 1960 – November 28, 1994), also known as the Milwaukee Cannibal or the Milwaukee Monster, was an American serial killer and sex offender who committed the rape, murder, and dismemberment of 17 men and boys from 1978 to 1991. Many of his later murders involved necrophilia, cannibalism, and the permanent preservation of body parts-typically all or part of the skeleton.


Jairani
Terrible!! I do not recommend!!
Celace
Typical of postmodern "theory," the writing is needlessly complex, which, also typical of postmodernists, hides the fact that the author is substantively ignorant of the topic and has no insight to offer. If you can sort through the jargon, this book basically argues that serial murders would not happen if we just ignored the killers, because they are part of a "discursive" loop, in which the killers are a sort of performer who kill to please their audience, which is the public. The author is oblivious to work done in psychology, criminology, sociology, and FBI investigations. Overall, the book is a flight from reality, which would be humorous if the topic were not so serious.
elegant stranger
When i started this book, i thought I'd frequently find myself depressed by the subject at hand. Serial killers - depressing stuff, right? However, Tithecott deconstructs the mythology of the serial killer in such an utterly non-sensationalizing manner, it could almost be described as "refreshing" considering the way this (patriarchal) phenomenon is usually approached in popular-culture.

This book went far beyond what i imagined it would cover as well. It delved into subjects like the discourse surrounding law-enforcement (of clean/dirty binaries that posit police as agents of "public sanitation", who use non-psychiatric/'feminine' modes of addressing criminality), the significance of cannibalism within the public sphere, how the actions of serial killers' are naturalized (by being described as "without motive", "random", or even "unspeakable" - instead of perhaps racist, classicist, homophobic or misogynistic) and how this normalizing language does nothing to dismantle (or can even perpetuate) the destructive reality of individualistic masculine-power fantasies abundantly circulated in contemporary North American society... amongst many, many, many, many other things - too many to even try listing.

In short, this text covers A LOT in under a 200 pages and has a bibliography i will definitely look upon if i ever want to pursue these subjects further.

Perhaps this is part of the reason book reviewers of the past have found this text "needlessly complex". Admittedly, the first chapter in particular took some time to adjust to, because the author directly quotes A LOT of different sources. The frequent citing of names & quotation marks made staying focused on the ideas difficult at times. It would have been nice to see more liberties taken with paraphrasing, but perhaps that is an issue of copyright & less of writing style.
Fordrelis
I found this to be a good book, given the relatively difficult topic, very informative (another person's (Richard's in this case) is always usefully anyhow; however, this is the most hardest of reading material that I have ever come across. ADVICE: One Korean Gingseng and no alcohol before opening Richard's Book.