Wasted : performing addiction in America /

Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Diehl, Heath A. (Author)
Corporate Author: EBSCOhost
Format: eBook
Published: Farnham, Surrey ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate Publishing, [2015]
Series:Cultural politics of media and popular culture.
Online Access:Connect to the full text of this electronic book
Table of Contents:
  • Acknowledgments
  • Preface: on being wasted in America
  • Representing wasted metaphors
  • Writing belushi/performing America : addiction, national identity, and the cultural mythos of "waste" in wired
  • Staging wasted histories
  • Welcome (again) to the circus : resurrecting the freak show and the inebriate asylum in A&E's intervention
  • Re-visiting literary realism : adaptation, ideology, and the metaphor of waste in Jay McInerney's bright lights, big city and Bret Easton Ellis' less than zero
  • "My name is Jim, and I'm an alcoholic" : peddling the wasteful propaganda of twelve-step treatment in Peter Cohn's drunks
  • Performing wasted lives
  • Real people with real stories : anti-drug psas, the propagation of stereotypes, and the boomerang effect
  • "Didn't she almost have it all?" : being Whitney house/performing addiction/imagining America
  • Conclusion: on being wasted in America.