Handbook of Research on Aestheticization of Violence, Horror, and Power
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Handbook of Research on Aestheticization of Violence, Horror, and Power

M. Nur Erdem (Ondokuz Mayıs University, Turkey), Nihal Kocabay Sener (İstanbul Commerce University, Turkey) and Tuğba Demir (İzmir Kavram Vocational School, Turkey)
Projected Release Date: October, 2020|Copyright: © 2021 |Pages: 470
ISBN13: 9781799846550|ISBN10: 1799846555|EISBN13: 9781799846567|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-4655-0


Individuals seek ways to repress the sense of violence within themselves and often resort to medial channels. The hunger of the individual for violence is a trigger for the generation of violent content by media, owners of political power, owners of religious power, etc. However, this content is produced considering the individual’s sensitivities. Thus, violence is aestheticized. Aesthetics of violence appear in different fields and in different forms. In order to analyze it, an interdisciplinary perspective is required.

The Handbook of Research on Aestheticization of Violence, Horror, and Power brings together two different concepts that seem incompatible—aesthetics and violence—and focuses on the basic motives of aestheticizing and presenting violence in different fields and genres, as well as the role of audience reception. Seeking to reveal this togetherness with different methods, research, analyses, and findings in different fields that include media, urban design, art, and mythology, the book covers the aestheticization of fear, power, and violence in such mediums as public relations, digital games, and performance art. This comprehensive reference is an ideal source for researchers, academicians, and students working in the fields of media, culture, art, politics, architecture, aesthetics, history, cultural anthropology, and more.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Aestheticization of Fear
  • Aestheticization of Power
  • Aestheticization of Violence
  • Digital Games
  • Fetishism
  • Masculinity
  • Performance Art
  • Political Power
  • Public Relations
  • Transmedia Storytelling
  • Violence Psychology

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