Car Crash Culture

  • Editors
  • Mikita Brottman

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XLIII
  2. Car Crash Contemplations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Kenneth Anger
      Pages 3-9
    3. A. Loudermilk
      Pages 11-22
    4. Adam Parfrey
      Pages 23-24
    5. Eric Laurier
      Pages 25-37
    6. William Luhr
      Pages 39-43
  3. Car Crash Crimes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 71-71
    2. Jay D. Dix, Stephen Bolesta
      Pages 73-76
    3. J. C. Rupp
      Pages 77-81
    4. Alex D. Pokorny, James P. Smith, John R. Finch, Takeshi Imajo
      Pages 83-89
    5. John M. MacDonald
      Pages 91-98
    6. Turhon A. Murad, Margie H. Boddy
      Pages 99-104
    7. Michael Newton
      Pages 105-119
  4. Car Crash Conspiracies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 121-121
    2. Philip L. Simpson
      Pages 123-141
    3. David Kerekes
      Pages 157-163
    4. Pamela McElwain-Brown
      Pages 165-190

About this book


A morbidly fascinating and articulate collection of essays, this book explores the grim underside of America's cult of the automobile and the disturbing, frequently conspiratorial, speculations that arise whenever the car becomes the cause or the site of human death. Through analysis of fatal celebrity car accidents and other examples of death by automobile, as well as through personal memoir and forensic reports, cultural critics ponder our very human fascination with the car crash. Topics include the roles and experiences of passengers and bystanders, car crash conspiracy theories, the automobile as a site of murder, studies of car crash cinema, and psychological interpretations of the notion of the 'accident.' The book features original essays by such underground icons as Kenneth Anger and Adam Parfrey.


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