The invention of school shootings: from psych representations to escape routes

Karyne Dias Coutinho Alexander de Freitas About the authors

From the Deleuzian idea that cinema allows the activation and potentiation of thought, this study moves between the representations of school shootings invented by the movie Elephant (Gus Van Sant, EUA, 2003) and the Brazilian magazine Veja (ed. 2.212, n. 15, Apr. 13 2011). By focusing on the differences in the ways Elephant and Veja invent their shootings, the study concludes that, through the multiplicity as key representation, Elephant opens an escape route that allows other possibilities of thinking about school shootings, impossible to be traced through the psi representations contained in the reports of Veja.

Gilles Deleuze; Invention; Representation; School Shootings

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