publication . Article . 2016

"İçeri Girecekler Bütün Umudunu Kapıda Bıraksın": Amerikan Sapığı ve Dövüş Kulübü'nde Tüketim Toplumunun Eleştirisi

LİKTOR, Coşkun;
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  • Published: 15 Dec 2016 Journal: Sinema ve Politika (issn: 2148-970X, eissn: 2148-970X, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Hacettepe Üniversitesi
Abstract
This article explores the politics of two films, namely American Psycho (Mary Harron, 2000) and Fight Club (David Fincher, 1999), both of which portray a privileged, white collar protagonist suffering from a personality disorder that leads him to commit violent acts. Set in the late 20th century America characterized by rampant consumerism, stark materialism and fierce competition, both films suggest that it is the debilitating impact of the commodifed, commodity-driven consumer society that leads the protagonists to resort to violence as a way of transcending their depthless, shallow, one-dimensional existence. The aim of this article is to demonstrate that bot...
Subjects
free text keywords: consumer society,commodification,depthlessness,one-dimensional man,violence, tüketim toplumu,metalaşma,derinlik yoksunluğu,tek boyutlu insan,şiddet, tüketim toplumu, metalaşma, derinlik yoksunluğu, tek boyutlu insan, şiddet, History of scholarship and learning. The humanities, AZ20-999
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