Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Chapter 1: April 16, 2007, at Virginia Tech-To: Multiple Recipients: A Gunman Is Loose on Campus... Chapter 3 Chapter 2: Media Spectacle and the Massacre at Virginia Tech Chapter 4 Chapter 3: Mediated Ritual on Academic Ground Chapter 5 Chapter 4: Profiling School Shooters and Shooters' Schools: The Cultural Contexts of Aggrieved Entitlement and Restorative Masculinity Chapter 6 Chapter 5: Victims Sought in Next Week's Shooting Chapter 7 Chapter 6: We Are All Seung-Hui Cho! : American Social Psychosis and the Virginia Tech Killings Chapter 8 Chapter 7: Satire, Guns, and Humans: Lessons from the Nacirema Chapter 9 Chapter 8: S/he's Lost Control?: Damaging a Body of Knowledge Chapter 10 Chapter 9: When Rhetoric Fails: The Heroic Teacher and the Basic Communications Course Chapter 11 Chapter 10: There Is an Unknown on Campus: From Normative to Performative Violence in Academia Chapter 12 Chapter 11: The April 16 Archive: Collecting and Preserving Memories of the Virginia Tech Tragedy Chapter 13 Chapter 12: Colonization and Massacres: Virginia Tech, Jamestown, Korea, and Iraq Chapter 14 Chapter 13: All The Rage: Digital Bodies and Deadly Play in the Age of the Suicide Bomber Chapter 15 Chapter 14: Is Virginia Tech an Exception? Chapter 16 Chapter 15: Baudrillard (1929-2007) & Mao: A History of Normal Violence Chapter 17 Chapter 16: Cho, Not Che?: Positioning Blacksburg in the Political
Ben Agger (1952-2015) was professor of sociology and humanities at University of Texas, Arlington. Timothy W. Luke is professor of political science at Virginia Tech.