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Men, Manors and Monsters: The Hoodie Horror and the Cinema of Alterity

Flint-Nicol, Katerina (2018) Men, Manors and Monsters: The Hoodie Horror and the Cinema of Alterity. Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) thesis, University of Kent,. (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:71783)

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The central aim of this thesis is to establish and explore what this thesis titles, the

for ten years, ending with the 2016 film, Brotherhood, this thesis argues the Hoodie

contemporary figure of the Hoodie, whilst drawing extensively upon the motifs,

representations across the films is the abject. Not a psychoanalytical model of the

tenets to this research.

national abject. Employing Tyler's paradigm of social abjection, this thesis examines

establishing the Hoodie as a figure of neoliberal governmentality that seeks to

penal measures and a decrease in welfare support.

men, manors and monsters, whilst arguing the filmic strategies exploit the image

stigmatised territory. Inspired by Tyler's theory of social abjection, the thesis

platform for what this thesis conceptualises as the monstrous realism of the cycle.

social realist text and the British horror film. Indeed, an overarching concern of this

is the new realism.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctor of Philosophy (PhD))
Thesis advisor: Jeffers McDonald, Tamar
Thesis advisor: Cinquegrani, Maurizio
Uncontrolled keywords: Horror British social realism Film cycles Social Abjection Hoodie British cinema
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of Arts
SWORD Depositor: System Moodle
Depositing User: System Moodle
Date Deposited: 23 Jan 2019 12:11 UTC
Last Modified: 06 May 2020 03:18 UTC
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