Case of California

Case of California

by Laurence Rickels
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0816638780

ISBN-13: 9780816638789

Pub. Date: 05/28/2001

Publisher: University of Minnesota Press

Focusing on the changing image of the West Coast through such varied social and cultural artifacts as bodybuilding, group therapy, suicide cults, milk-carton images of missing children, teenage slang, and surf music, Laurence Rickels offers a dizzying psychohistory of the twentieth century as crystallized in the symbolic configuration called California and considered

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Focusing on the changing image of the West Coast through such varied social and cultural artifacts as bodybuilding, group therapy, suicide cults, milk-carton images of missing children, teenage slang, and surf music, Laurence Rickels offers a dizzying psychohistory of the twentieth century as crystallized in the symbolic configuration called California and considered in relation to German modernism, national socialism, and Freudian psychoanalysis.


About the Author:
Laurence A. Rickels is professor of German literature at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is the author of The Vampire Lectures (1999) and the editor of Acting Out in Groups (1999), both published by the University of Minnesota Press.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816638789
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
Publication date:
05/28/2001
Edition description:
1
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.75(h) x 0.80(d)

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