Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Car Crash Culture” as Want to Read:
Car Crash Culture
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Car Crash Culture

4.07  ·  Rating Details ·  28 Ratings  ·  1 Review
This book explores the grim underside of America's cult of the automobile and the frequently conspiratorial speculations that arise whenever people die in cars. Looking at fatal celebrity car accidents and other examples of death by automobile through personal memoir and forensic reports, cultural critics ponder people's fascination with car crashes. They explore car crash ...more
Paperback, 384 pages
Published January 12th 2002 by Palgrave Macmillan (first published 2002)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Car Crash Culture, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Car Crash Culture

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 73)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Dec 07, 2015 Melissa rated it really liked it
A morbidly fascinating read about car crashes and other automobile deaths including homicide and suicide. Many of the cases are well known such as Jayne Mansfield, Janes Dean, Princess Diana, and even includes John F. Kennedy. Also found inside are conspiracies, movies and so much more. It is one of those books you really want to read but a part of you doesn't.
BookDB marked it as to-read
Sep 11, 2016
Rebecca marked it as to-read
Aug 23, 2016
Pat Winter
Pat Winter marked it as to-read
Jul 10, 2016
Jon Officer
Jon Officer marked it as to-read
Jun 14, 2016
J37 marked it as to-read
Jun 02, 2016
Stephanie McGarrah
Stephanie McGarrah marked it as to-read
Apr 29, 2016
Laetitia marked it as to-read
Mar 24, 2016
Yousra Nawara
Yousra Nawara marked it as to-read
Mar 05, 2016
Rebecca Lavelle
Rebecca Lavelle marked it as to-read
Feb 19, 2016
Apex157x marked it as to-read
Jan 24, 2016
Reshard JuQuin Alexander
Reshard JuQuin Alexander marked it as to-read
Jan 02, 2016
Ariel Pavlicek
Ariel Pavlicek marked it as to-read
Nov 11, 2015
Satine Dali
Satine Dali marked it as to-read
Oct 23, 2015
Randy Everly
Randy Everly marked it as to-read
Sep 25, 2015
laughing sal
laughing sal marked it as to-read
Sep 22, 2015
Tegan rated it really liked it
Jan 08, 2016
Omar marked it as to-read
May 20, 2015
Chus Bruno
Chus Bruno rated it it was amazing
Apr 27, 2015
Bobbie M.
Bobbie M. marked it as to-read
Mar 27, 2015
Tuesday marked it as to-read
Dec 14, 2014
Xtian Cousineau
Xtian Cousineau marked it as to-read
Nov 20, 2014
Shanique Stewart
Shanique Stewart rated it liked it
Oct 30, 2014
Jack Sargeant
Sep 13, 2014 Jack Sargeant rated it really liked it  ·  (Review from the author)
Mark Monastyrski
Mark Monastyrski marked it as to-read
Jun 12, 2014
Tabitha Moonshine
Tabitha Moonshine marked it as to-read
Mar 31, 2014
Erika Instead
Erika Instead marked it as to-read
Mar 14, 2014
Conal Cochran
Conal Cochran rated it liked it
Oct 11, 2014
LeeLoo Watson
LeeLoo Watson marked it as to-read
Jan 16, 2014
« previous 1 3 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
Mikita Brottman (born 30 October 1966) is a British scholar, psychoanalyst, author and cultural critic known for her psychological readings of the dark and pathological elements of contemporary culture. She received a D.Phil in English Language and Literature from Oxford University, was a Visiting Professor of Comparative Literature at Indiana University, and was Chair of the program in Engaged Hu ...more
More about Mikita Brottman...

Share This Book