Heroic Realism: Violence, Conservatism, and the Fate of Culture

2014

Published by:
Urbanomic Docs

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Robin Mackay.

In an epic trawl through the heroic narratives of Hollywood action movies, TV crime drama, and their maverick protagonists, from The Maltese Falcon to Dexter via 24, Amanda Beech explores the depiction of law, violence, and the politics of contingency, and asks what the resolute actions of these heroes have to tell us about conceptions of the political force of culture