The Resource A feeling of wrongness : pessimistic rhetoric on the fringes of popular culture, Joseph Packer and Ethan Stoneman, (ebook)

A feeling of wrongness : pessimistic rhetoric on the fringes of popular culture, Joseph Packer and Ethan Stoneman, (ebook)

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A feeling of wrongness : pessimistic rhetoric on the fringes of popular culture
Title
A feeling of wrongness
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pessimistic rhetoric on the fringes of popular culture
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Joseph Packer and Ethan Stoneman
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eng
Summary
In A Feeling of Wrongness, Joseph Packer and Ethan Stoneman confront the rhetorical challenge inherent in the concept of pessimism by analyzing how it is represented in an eclectic range of texts on the fringes of popular culture, from adult animated cartoons to speculative fiction. Packer and Stoneman explore how narratives such as True Detective, Rick and Morty, Final Fantasy VII, Lovecraftian weird fiction, and the pop ideology of transhumanism are better suited to communicate pessimistic affect to their fans than most carefully argued philosophical treatises and polemics. They show how these popular nondiscursive texts successfully circumvent the typical defenses against pessimism identified by Peter Wessel Zapffe as distraction, isolation, anchoring, and sublimation. They twist genres, upend common tropes, and disturb conventional narrative structures in a way that catches their audience off guard, resulting in belief without cognition, a more rhetorically effective form of pessimism than philosophical pessimism. While philosophers and polemicists argue for pessimism in accord with the inherently optimistic structures of expressive thought or rhetoric, Packer and Stoneman show how popular texts are able to communicate their pessimism in ways that are paradoxically freed from the restrictive tools of optimism. A Feeling of Wrongness thus presents uncharted rhetorical possibilities for narrative, making visible the rhetorical efficacy of alternate ways and means of persuasion
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Midwest
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1983-
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Packer, Joseph
Dewey number
809/.93353
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Pessimism
  • Popular culture
  • Rhetoric
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adult
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A feeling of wrongness : pessimistic rhetoric on the fringes of popular culture, Joseph Packer and Ethan Stoneman, (ebook)
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9780271083155
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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MWT12285252
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remote
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12285252
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MWT12285252
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
A feeling of wrongness : pessimistic rhetoric on the fringes of popular culture, Joseph Packer and Ethan Stoneman, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780271083155
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT12285252
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12285252
System control number
MWT12285252
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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