Youth, Murder, Spectacle: The Cultural Politics Of

Youth, Murder, Spectacle

The Cultural Politics Of ""Youth In Crisis"", 1st Edition

By Charles R Acland


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In this book, Charles Acland examines the culture that has produced both our heightened state of awareness and the bedrock reality of youth violence in the United States. Beginning with a critique of statistical evidence of youth violence, Acland compares and juxtaposes a variety of popular cultural representations of what has come to be a perceive

Table of Contents

Part 1: Youth -- Youth in Crisis -- The Wreckage of Body, Mind, and Morals: On Youth, Deviance, and Visibility -- Part 2: Murder -- News and Sensations: On Images of Crime -- "Tall, Dark, and Lethal": The Discourses of Sexual Transgression in the Preppy Murder -- The Subject in Crime: Confessions as a Site of "Self-Evidence" -- Part 3: Spectacle -- Crisis and Display: The Nature of Evidence on the Daytime Television Talk Show -- The Body by the River: Youth Movies and the Adult Gaze -- The Spectacle of Wasted Youth: A Felt Crisis in the United States

About the Author

Charles R. Acland teaches cultural and media studies in the Faculty of General Studies at the University of Calgary, where he is an assistant professor.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General