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Title:
Natural born celebrities : serial killers in American culture
Author:
Schmid, David (David Frank)
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Chicago, Ill. : University of Chicago Press, [2005]

©2005
Physical Description:
viii, 327 pages ; 23 cm
General Note:
Originally published: 2005.
Language:
English
Contents:
Introduction. Idols of destructions : celebrity, consumerism, and the serial killers -- pt. 1. A history of serial murder -- 1. The Victorian killer as media star : Jack the Ripper and H.H. Holmes -- 2. Defining the enemy within : the FBI and serial murder -- pt. 2. Serial murder in American popular culture -- 3. Natural born celebrities : serial killers and the Hollywood star system -- 4. Out of this world : aliens, devils, and serial killers in television crime drama -- 5. Next door monsters : the dialectic of normality and monstrosity in true-crime narratives -- 6. The unbearable straightness of violence : queering serial murder in true crime -- Epilogue. Serial killing in America after 9/11.
ISBN:
9780226738697
Format :
Book