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Douglas Kellner
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Douglas Kellner is a media and cultural critic who holds the distinguished George F. Kneller Chair in the Philosophy of Education at UCLA's Graduate School of Education & Information Studies. His work explores the pervasive power of media and popular culture and the relationship between technology, education, and society.

Kellner is the author of numerous books on social theory, politics, history, and culture including Cinema Wars: Hollywood Film and Politics in the Bush/Cheney Era (Wiley Blackwell 2010) and Guys and Guns Amok (Paradigm 2008), which takes a critical look at the tragedies at Virginia Tech, Columbine, Oklahoma City and other cases of school shootings and domestic terrorism. He was awarded a Fellowship in 2003–04 from the prestigious Sudikoff Family Institute for Education & New Media at UCLA, which supports the public engagement of outstanding education and information studies scholars.

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The Sandy Hook Slaughter: Turning Point for Gun Control?

(10) Comments | Posted December 20, 2012 | 9:29 AM

Will the brutal massacre of children and administrators at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut finally initiate a serious discussion of the burning need for a conversation about the need for gun control in the United States that aims at practical steps for curbing gun violence? 2012 will be...

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Rage and Rampage: School Shootings and Crises of Masculinity

(5) Comments | Posted April 24, 2012 | 4:01 PM

Now that we have marked the fifth anniversary of the Virginia Tech shootings on April 16th and the thirteenth anniversary of the Columbine High tragedy on April 20th, we need to better understand how a wide range of school shootings have multiple causes and need to be addressed by a...

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