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Why We Love Sociopaths

Adam Kotsko


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PUBLISHED: 27th April 2012
ISBN: 9781780990910
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Argues that our fascination with cold and ruthless television characters reflects a broken social contract.
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  • Paperback
    $23.74
PUBLISHED: 27th April 2012
ISBN: 9781780990910
ANNOTATION:
Argues that our fascination with cold and ruthless television characters reflects a broken social contract.

Annotation

Argues that our fascination with cold and ruthless television characters reflects a broken social contract.

Author Biography

Adam Kotsko is Assistant Professor of Humanities at Shimer College in Chicago (USA). He is the author of Awkwardness and blogs at An und fur sich.

Review

What is it about our society which makes sociopaths, i.e., the kind of ruthless individuals who make their own rules, so appealing? With his usual acuity, Adam Kotsko gives an analysis of contemporary TV shows (South Park, Mad Men, The Wire, etc.) to make the case that depictions of social disconnection are especially seductive at a time when our own society has become ever more destructive and amoral. Kotsko provokes us in suggesting how we might combine and reshape several features of the television sociopath, so that we might break the hold of the societal norms prevalent in late capitalism. (Lars Iye, Author of the novel Spurious)

Product Details

Author
Adam Kotsko
Year
2012
ISBN-10
178099091X
ISBN-13
9781780990910
Media
Book
Publication Date
2012-04-27
Short Title
WHY WE LOVE SOCIOPATHS
Pages
107
Language
English
Publisher
Zero Books
Format
Paperback