Make America Hate Again: Trump-Era Horror & The Politics of Fear

V McCollum (Editor)

Research output: Book/ReportAnthology

Abstract

Exploring horror’s renewed potential for political engagement in a socio-political climate characterised by the angst of civil conflict, the deception of ‘alternative facts’ and the threat of nuclear or biological conflict and global warming, 'Make America Hate Again' examines the intersection of film, politics, and American culture and society through a bold critical analysis of popular horror (films, television shows, podcasts and online parodies), such as 10 Cloverfield Lane, American Horror Story, Don’t Breathe, Get Out, Hotel Transylvania 2, Hush, It, It Comes at Night, South Park, The Babadook, The Walking Dead, The Woman, The Witch and Twin Peaks: The Return. The first major exploration of the horror genre through the lens of the Trump era, it investigates the correlations between recent, culturally meaningful horror texts, and the broader culture within which they have become gravely significant. Offering a rejuvenating, optimistic, and positive perspective on popular culture as a site of cultural politics, 'Make America Hate Again' will appeal to scholars and students of American studies, film and media studies, and cultural studies.
LanguageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages256
Publication statusPublished - 10 Jul 2019

Publication series

NameThe Cultural Politics of Media and Popular Culture
PublisherRoutledge

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Political Climate
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Popular Culture
American Culture
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American Studies
Cultural Studies
Global Warming
Parody
Hotels
Cultural Politics
Horror Films
Night
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Keywords

  • American Horror
  • Xenophobia
  • Horror Film
  • Audiences
  • Queer
  • Trump
  • Society
  • Sexism
  • Power
  • Race
  • Popular Culture
  • Politics
  • Nationalism
  • Cultural Studies

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McCollum, V. (Ed.) (2019). Make America Hate Again: Trump-Era Horror & The Politics of Fear. (The Cultural Politics of Media and Popular Culture). London.
McCollum, V (Editor). / Make America Hate Again : Trump-Era Horror & The Politics of Fear. London, 2019. 256 p. (The Cultural Politics of Media and Popular Culture).
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