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Politics Of Everyday Fear

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Politics Of Everyday Fear

Politics Of Everyday Fear
Univ Of Minnesota Press | October 27, 1993 | ISBN-10: 0816621632 | 352 pages | PDF | 18.2 MB

Larded with obscurely academic language but including some eclectic offerings, this volume focuses on, as the editor writes, "the saturation of social spaces by fear." In a first section on border experiences, Guillermo Gomez-Pena offers a bilingual performance poem that traces the cultural misunderstandings between Latinos and Anglos, Catholics and Protestants. A section on "mutations of domination" includes mass murderer Charles Manson's bizarre, mesmerizing court testimony and a lengthy analysis, by Steven Shaviro, of David Cronenberg's visceral films. In a section on "dominations of mutation," there is an excerpt from Todd Haynes's film script Poison , as well as an absorbing essay by Sandra Buckley on the tortured politics of writing about pornographic Japanese comic books.