Why We Watch

Why We Watch : The Attractions of Violent Entertainment

3.18 (16 ratings by Goodreads)
Edited by 

Free delivery worldwide

Available. Dispatched from the UK in 3 business days
When will my order arrive?

Description

America is fascinated by violence - where it comes from in ourselves, how it spreads through society, and what effect it has on the next generation. This collection of essays examines numerous facets of violence in contemporary American culture, ranging across literature, film, philosophy, religion, fairy tales, children's play, photojournalism, and sports. In particular, Why We Watch is the first book to offer a careful look at why we are drawn to depictions of violence and why there is a market for violent entertainment.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 280 pages
  • 161 x 234.7 x 23.1mm | 661.87g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195118200
  • 9780195118209

Rating details

16 ratings
3.18 out of 5 stars
5 0% (0)
4 31% (5)
3 56% (9)
2 12% (2)
1 0% (0)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X