The Soul of Popular Culture: Looking at Contemporary Heroes, Myths, and Monsters

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Open Court Publishing, 1998 - Social Science - 338 pages
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In The Soul of Popular Culture, leading writers and critics, many of them influenced by the thought of C. G. Jung, draw upon the insights of depth psychology to delve into the meanings of TV programs like Star Trek and Fawlty Towers, movies such as The Piano and The Silence of the Lambs, and other contemporary media, as well as the public preoccupation with such issues as abortion, AIDS, the O.J. Simpson trial, and our enduring fascination with Elvis.
 

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Contents

Pan l
9
of Ourselves
17
The Feminine Hero of The Silence of the Lambs
51
Made in Japan
68
The OJ Simpson Story
84
HyperImages of the Hero and Child
94
Contemporary Films as Gender Myth
106
By Jove Theres More to British Comedies than Meets
117
AIDS and the Abandoned Soul
193
Recollecting
199
Pan
217
Another Look at Codependency
231
Dirty Politics Clean Voters?
242
False Memories True Memory and Maybes
251
The Miss America Pageant and Sports
263
Peering into the Possible
275

Part II
127
LYN COWAN
142
A Review
154
Vampires Eroticism and the Lure of the Unconscious
168
Reflecting
181
Star Treks Machine Mythology
290
Star Trek and the Intimate Alien
304
Index
325
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