The year 2000 is fast approaching and a lot of people are worried about what the future holds. Mark Kingwell, uninterested in prognostication, looks instead to the present and backward to link millennial anxiety to other apocalyptic periods in history. In every previous millennial (and often centennial) finale there has been both a crisis of leadership and a penchant for cross-dressing. Conspiracy theories, distrust of government, renewed religiosity, and sex and gender flux are also symptomatic of end-times throughout recorded history. Kingwell draws on pop culture (body-piercing, angel obsession, psychics fairs, "The X-Files, " "Star Trek, " "The Simpsons, " Pulp Fiction), current events (the Ebola virus, Waco, the Unabomber), and historical parallels (decadence in 1890s Paris, self-flagellation in 1490s Florence, the Crusades) to show how millennial anxiety threatens to extinguish our faith in ourselves.
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Book Description Penguin Canada, 1999. Book Condition: Very Good. First Thus. N/A. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Bookseller Inventory # GRP88669601
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Book Description Toronto, ON, Canada: Penguin Books Canada, Limited, 1996, 1996. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. Soft Cover. Fine/Fine. 8vo-over 7Â¾"-9Â¾" tall. pp. 372 the author examines popular culture, modern civilization from 1950 on and social change as we held towards a new millennium. Bookseller Inventory # 000575
Book Description Penguin, New York, 1999. Trade Paperback. Book Condition: Like New. ISBN: 0-14-028308-0, As new, no wear. Quite clean. 'In this brilliantly conceived exploration of doomsaying and revelation, [the author] argues that the brink tendencies manifested by contemporary popular culture - the popularity of body piercing, for example, or the proliferation of miracles - are, in fact, inextricably linked to the impending fin de siecle.' 372 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 037862
Book Description Penguin, 1996. Trade Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. 372 pp, index. Bookseller Inventory # 020490