Natural Born Celebrities: Serial Killers in American Culture

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Jeffrey Dahmer. Ted Bundy. John Wayne Gacy. Over the past thirty years, serial killers have become iconic figures in America, the subject of made-for-TV movies and mass-market paperbacks alike. But why do we find such luridly transgressive and horrific individuals so fascinating? What compels us to look more closely at these figures when we really want to look away? Natural Born Celebrities considers how serial killers have become lionized in American culture and explores the consequences of their fame. David Schmid ...

Natural Born Celebrities: Serial Killers in American Culture 2006, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226738697

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Natural Born Celebrities: Serial Killers in American Culture 2005, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226738673

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