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Cultural Studies of the Modern Middle Ages (Hardcover)

Author: Joy, Eileen A.

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?The essays collected in this volume demonstrate that, when certain medieval and contemporary cultural texts are placed alongside each other, such as a fourteenth-century penitential handbook and the reality television show Survivor, they reveal certain mentalities and social conditions that persist over long durations of time. Several of the essays address overtly political subjects, such as political torture and suicide terrorism, while other essays attend to the various ways in which certain ?real-life? fictions and cultural entertainments have always overdetermined our understanding of history, our current moment, and ourselves.

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Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Mfg Part# 9781403973078
SKU 205485445
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 1403973075
Release Date 5/10/2010
Product Attributes
Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0305
Publisher Palgrave MacMillan
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