Skip to main content
Top
Gepubliceerd in:

24-03-2016 | Book Review

Kathryn Linder: Rampage Violence Narratives: What Fictional Accounts of School Shootings Say About the Future of America’s Youth

Plymouth, Lexington, 2014,168 pp, ISBN: 978-0739187500

Auteur: Dylan Karnedy

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Youth and Adolescence | Uitgave 5/2016

Log in om toegang te krijgen
share
DELEN

Deel dit onderdeel of sectie (kopieer de link)

  • Optie A:
    Klik op de rechtermuisknop op de link en selecteer de optie “linkadres kopiëren”
  • Optie B:
    Deel de link per e-mail

Excerpt

In 1999, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold walked into Columbine High School and murdered 13 people while injuring 21 others. Events like this leave a lasting impression on media and society, creating a culture of fear in which we live. Kathryn Linder in Rampage Violence Narratives discusses fictional narrative culture that followed this tragic event. By finding reinforced societal norms and meaning behind the text, Linder argues that these narratives show a broken American school system that must be changed. She breaks her argument into four chapters with four different topics, including the representation of race in media, heteronormativity and its effect on society and literature, female shooters, and, finally, the adult’s role in the creation of youth identity. Overall, using the evidence found in a slew of rampage violence narratives produced following the massacre, Linder describes the problems found in American society highlighted in these books and movies. With this evidence, she incorporates both real world and textual evidence to back her claims and furthers her argument on how America can change to prevent heinous acts like these. Altogether, Linder presents a very balanced and thoughtful argument that highlights the underlying causes of what appears to be a growing trend of rampage violence in America. …
Literatuur
go back to reference Garnett, B. R., Masyn, K. E., Austin, S. B., Miller, M., Williams, D. R., & Viswanath, K. (2014). The intersectionality of discrimination attributes and bullying among youth: An applied latent class analysis. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 43(8), 1225–1239.CrossRefPubMed Garnett, B. R., Masyn, K. E., Austin, S. B., Miller, M., Williams, D. R., & Viswanath, K. (2014). The intersectionality of discrimination attributes and bullying among youth: An applied latent class analysis. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 43(8), 1225–1239.CrossRefPubMed
go back to reference Godfrey, E. B., & Grayman, J. K. (2014). Teaching citizens: The role of open classroom climate in fostering critical consciousness among youth. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 43(11), 1801–1817.CrossRefPubMed Godfrey, E. B., & Grayman, J. K. (2014). Teaching citizens: The role of open classroom climate in fostering critical consciousness among youth. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 43(11), 1801–1817.CrossRefPubMed
go back to reference Linder, K. (2014). Rampage violence narratives: What fictional accounts of school shootings say about the future of America’s youth. Plymouth: Lexington. Linder, K. (2014). Rampage violence narratives: What fictional accounts of school shootings say about the future of America’s youth. Plymouth: Lexington.
go back to reference Monahan, K. C., VanDerhei, S., Bechtold, J., & Cauffman, E. (2014). From the school yard to the squad car: School discipline, truancy, and arrest. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 43(7), 1110–1122.CrossRefPubMed Monahan, K. C., VanDerhei, S., Bechtold, J., & Cauffman, E. (2014). From the school yard to the squad car: School discipline, truancy, and arrest. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 43(7), 1110–1122.CrossRefPubMed
go back to reference Strøm, I. F., Thoresen, S., Wentzel-Larsen, T., Sagatun, Å., & Dyb, G. (2014). A prospective study of the potential moderating role of social support in preventing marginalization among individuals exposed to bullying and abuse in junior high school. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 43(10), 1642–1657.CrossRefPubMedPubMedCentral Strøm, I. F., Thoresen, S., Wentzel-Larsen, T., Sagatun, Å., & Dyb, G. (2014). A prospective study of the potential moderating role of social support in preventing marginalization among individuals exposed to bullying and abuse in junior high school. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 43(10), 1642–1657.CrossRefPubMedPubMedCentral
Metagegevens
Titel
Kathryn Linder: Rampage Violence Narratives: What Fictional Accounts of School Shootings Say About the Future of America’s Youth
Plymouth, Lexington, 2014,168 pp, ISBN: 978-0739187500
Auteur
Dylan Karnedy
Publicatiedatum
24-03-2016
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Youth and Adolescence / Uitgave 5/2016
Print ISSN: 0047-2891
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-6601
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10964-016-0464-8

Andere artikelen Uitgave 5/2016

Journal of Youth and Adolescence 5/2016 Naar de uitgave