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Age of the Geek: Depictions of Nerds and Geeks in Popular Media (Paperback)

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By Kathryn E. Lane (Editor)
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This collection examines the nerd and/or geek stereotype in popular culture today. Utilizing the media--film, TV, YouTube, Twitter, fiction--that often defines daily lives, the contributors interrogate what it means to be labeled a "nerd" or "geek." While the nerd/geek that is so easily recognized now is assuredly a twenty-first century construct, an examination of the terms' history brings a greater understanding of their evolution. From sports to slasher films, Age of the Geek establishes a dialogue with texts as varied as the depictions of "nerd" or "geek" stereotypes.

About the Author

Kathryn E. Lane is Associate Professor and Chair in the Department of English at Northwestern Oklahoma State University, USA. Lane founded the Geek and Popular Culture area at the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference in 2012. She has published an article on BBC's series Sherlock, presented on The Big Bang Theory, Scorpion, and Blindspot.

Product Details
ISBN: 9783319880969
ISBN-10: 3319880969
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
Publication Date: August 25th, 2018
Pages: 297
Language: English