High Anxiety: Catastrophe, Scandal, Age & Comedy

By: Mellencamp, Patricia

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... acute look at the state of contemporary culture... A humorous... book, it yields rewarding advice for our perception of reality and fiction." --Back Stage / Shoot

Mellencamp's 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 + Text

Written with wit and flair, High Anxiety is a critique of the temporality of U.S. television, a narrative journey between Freud's 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.

Title: High Anxiety: Catastrophe, Scandal, Age & Comedy

Author Name: Mellencamp, Patricia

Categories: Sociology/Social Studies,

Publisher: Bloomington, Indiana, U.S.A., Indiana Univ Pr: 1992

ISBN Number: 0253207355

ISBN Number 13: 9780253207357

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 019955

Keywords: Sociology, Media,