High Anxiety

High Anxiety

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A’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 A”othersA• of everyday culture).A“ A‘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 A’anxiousA“ mosaic in Patricia MellencampA•s High Anxiety. Framed by a critique of the temporality of U.S. television, High Anxiety is a narrative journey between FreudA•s texts on obsession and the cult of anxiety pervading contemporary culture. MellencampA•s adventure in cultural criticism is personal, impressionistic, mimicking TV A’flow, A“ and yet substantiates arguments with precision and flair.NAILS has 42, 000 subscribers, with The Nail Report and Nail Pro entering the marketa€” a service resulting in byproducts. The primary ... However, a new machine, the aquot;European Touch Whirlpool Pedicure Spa, aquot; is changing this. The newanbsp;...

Title:High Anxiety
Author:Patricia Mellencamp
Publisher:Indiana University Press - 1992


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