The Soul of Popular Culture
Looking at Contemporary Heroes, Myths, and
Edited by Mary Lynn Kittelson
In The Soul
of Popular Culture, leading writers and critics, many of
them influenced by the thought of C. G. Jung, draw upon the
insights of depth psychology to delve into the meanings of
TV programs like Star Trek and Fawlty Towers,
movies such as The Piano and The Silence of
the Lambs, and other contemporary media, as well as the
public preoccupation with such issues as abortion, AIDS, the
O.J. Simpson trial, and our enduring fascination with Elvis.
this book is like taking your smartest friend to the movies.
Images of Elvis, Mr. Spock, and Miss America are backlit by
lively insights of alchemy, folklore, and world mythology."
Author of Those Women
“In this book
writers and critics draw upon insights of psychology to delve into
the hidden meanings of TV programs, movies and other contemporary
media as well as the public preoccupation with such issues as
abortion, AIDS and the O.J. Simpson trial.”