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In Search of the Paper Tiger A Sociological Perspective of Myth, Formula and the Mystery Genre in the Entertainment Print Mass Medium

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  • ISBN-13: 9780879723569
  • ISBN: 0879723564
  • Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press

AUTHOR

Hoppenstand, Gary

SUMMARY

The author examines the process of social life and the relationship of myth, popular formula, and the mystery genre to social psychology. The book presents social construction of reality theory as a methodology upon which the structure of mass-mediated popular fiction can be examined, postulating definitions of myth and formula and advancing a new language of literary analysis that acknowledges the socially defining, democratizing experience of popular fiction. Social-psychological analysis is focused on the mystery genre and examines its taxonomy, including the supernatural, fiction noir, gangster, thief, thriller, and detective formulas.Hoppenstand, Gary is the author of 'In Search of the Paper Tiger A Sociological Perspective of Myth, Formula and the Mystery Genre in the Entertainment Print Mass Medium' with ISBN 9780879723569 and ISBN 0879723564.

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