Click & Collect from 2 Hours Last Christmas Delivery Dates Free UK Standard Delivery on orders £20 and over Order in time for Christmas 18th December 2nd Class | 19th December 1st Class Free Click & Collect to shops From 2 hours of your order*
High Anxiety: Catastrophe, Scandal, Age and Comedy - Arts & Politics of the Everyday (Hardback)Patricia Mellencamp (author)
Hardback Published: 01/06/1992
- Not available
"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 Mellencamp's "High Anxiety". Framed by a critique of the temporality of U.S. television, "High Anxiety" is a narrative journey between Freud's texts on obsession and the cult of anxiety pervading contemporary culture. Mellencamp's adventure in cultural criticism is personal, impressionistic, mimicking TV 'flow', and yet substantiates arguments with precision and flair.
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Weight: 500 g
Dimensions: 235 x 156 mm
You may also be interested in...
Please sign in to write a review
Simply reserve online and pay at the counter when you collect. Available in shop from just two hours, subject to availability.
Thank you for your reservation
Your order is now being processed and we have sent a confirmation email to you at
When will my order be ready to collect?
Following the initial email, you will be contacted by the shop to confirm that your item is available for collection.
Call us on or send us an email at
Unfortunately there has been a problem with your order
Please try again or alternatively you can contact your chosen shop on or send us an email at