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High Anxiety: Catastrophe, Scandal, Age, and Comedy

Patricia Mellencamp

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ISBN 10: 0253207355 / ISBN 13: 9780253207357
Published by Indiana University Press
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Paperback. 432 pages. Dimensions: 9.2in. x 6.1in. x 1.1in. . . acute look at the state of contemporary culture. . . A humorous. . . book, it yields rewarding advice for our perception of reality and fiction. Back Stage ShootMellencamps ease of movement between the conceptual and the commonplace is the great strength of this work. . . . High Anxiety is an invaluable contribution to the cultural studies debate. . . Art TextWritten with wit and flair, High Anxiety is a critique of the temporality of U. S. television, a narrative journey between Freuds texts on obsession and the cult of anxiety pervading contemporary culture. Operation Desert Storm, I Love Lucy, Anita Hill, Twin Peaks, and Oprah are a few of the subjects which form this anxious mosaic of popular culture. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9780253207357

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Title: High Anxiety: Catastrophe, Scandal, Age, and...

Publisher: Indiana University Press

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:New

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I find this to be an extraordinary and original piece of work...Mellencamp moves through bodies of theory and bodies of texts in popular (and so-called high) culture demonstrating, in her readings, a common range of preoccupations...[She] offers readings of the terrain of contemporary everyday culture (and, at times, the others of everyday culture). Mimi White Operation Desert Storm, "I Love Lucy", Anita Hill, "Twin Peaks", Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker, Murder, She Wrote, Oprah, Geraldo, and Phil: these and other subjects come together to form an anxious mosaic in Patricia Mellencamps "High Anxiety". Framed by a critique of the temporality of U.S. television, "High Anxiety" is a narrative journey between Freuds texts on obsession and the cult of anxiety pervading contemporary culture. Mellencamps adventure in cultural criticism is personal, impressionistic, mimicking TV flow, and yet substantiates arguments with precision and flair.

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