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Savage Pastimes

A Cultural History of Violent Entertainment

by Harold Schechter

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  • 27 Currently reading

Published by St. Martin"s Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Media Studies,
  • Violence in Society,
  • Social Science,
  • Sociology,
  • Social History,
  • Social Science / Violence in Society,
  • Popular Culture - General,
  • History,
  • Mass media,
  • United States,
  • Violence in mass media

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages208
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9536034M
    ISBN 100312282761
    ISBN 109780312282769

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    In this book Schechter turns his keen historian's gaze on real-life serial killer Albert Fish, who killed--and ate--as many as 15 children in New York City in the 20s. Fish resembled a meek, kindly, white-haired grandfather, but was actually an intense sadomasochist whose sexual fetishes included almost everything known to psychiatry. For example, he stuck 29 needles into his pelvic region.   Brave New World is an extremely influential dystopian science-fiction novel that presents both a richly imagined future and a sharp critique of trends prevalent at the time of its publication that are still relevant today. Positive Messages. By showing the hollowness of lives devoted to consumerism, promiscuity, and empty pleasure, Huxley 5/5.


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