Make America Hate Again: Trump-Era Horror and the Politics of Fear represents the first major exploration of the horror genre through the lens of the Trump era and the subsequent transformation of American and global society.
See recent RTE article: Make America Scream Again
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Alternative Media in Turkey
Rowman & Littlefield, 2018
"Written by solid experts on the field of media studies, this book provides a much-needed scholarship that illuminates the counter-hegemonic efforts of resistance against the authoritarian rule of the Justice and Development Party in Turkey. The contributions illustrate the efforts of journalists, activists and engaged citizens in providing alternative and accurate information in one of the most important loci of power. Highly recommended!"
Prof Isabel David, Institute of Political Sciences, University of Lisbon
HBO's Original Voices
Interdisciplinary and international in scope, HBO’s Original Voices explores the sociocultural and political role and impact that HBO's current programmes have held and the ways in which it has translated and reinterpreted social discourses into its own televisual language. This book illuminates the emergence of a new era of culturally relevant television that fans, students, and researchers will find lively, accessible and fascinating.
Post-9/11 Heartland Horror
"Victoria McCollum peers into the dark forest of America after September 11 with Post 9/11 Heartland Horror. Her brilliant new work examines how horror films, including some of its most transgressive subgenres, deal with memory, ideology, and the often competing claims of nationalism, American exceptionalism and cultural sorrow. Historians and American Studies scholars will find rich material here in exploring how popular culture has tried to explain to itself the War on Terror."