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Jagodzinski, Jan, 1948-
Television and youth culture : televised paranoia / Jan Jagodzinski
1st ed
New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, c2008
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 3rd Floor  HQ799.2.T4 J25 2008    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Television and youth
Mass media and youth
Youth -- Psychology
Youth -- Social conditions
Identity (Psychology) in youth
Physical Description ix, 243 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [221]-238) and index
Contents Introduction: Youth living in paranoiac times -- The paranoia of the posthuman -- Between post-Oedipus & anti-Oedipus -- PART 1: THEORETICAL CONSIDERATIONS -- 1. Madness and paranoia -- The vicissitudes of the Schreber case -- Post-Oedipal concerns -- Post 9/11 paranoia -- Televised simulacra -- The power of the Simulacrum -- 2. From self-reflexion to self-refleXion: acknowledging the inhuman from self-reflection to self-reflexion -- Self-reflexive irony -- Paranoia within risk societies -- Self-refleXion: in between nature and culture -- X as the meeting place between Lacan and Deleuze -- PART II: SELF-REFLExIVE NARCISSISM AND ALIENATION -- 3. Dawson's Creek's reflexivity: savvy poststructuralism -- Prelude: horrific screams of teen's hidden angst -- Scream and scream again: the pleasures of self-referentiality -- The final girl's scream -- Post-Oedipal screams -- 4. Dawson's Creek: the postlude -- There ain't no rap but capeside pap -- Young love, pure "confluent" love? -- Confluent fag-hag love -- Ironic self-reflexivity--the final episode's joke on us -- 5. Freak and geeks: "I don't give a damn 'bout a bad reputation" -- Hegemonic masculinity -- Resistance, rebellion, or deviance? -- F&G's music scene -- The power of refrain -- 6. And the geeks [line strikes through "geeks"] freaks will inherit the earth -- The limits of post-subcultural studies -- Questioning hegemony -- Lacan-Deleuze on multiplicity -- Laughing with Daniel in the lion's den -- Sam: be careful what you desire -- Deleuzian ethics: good girl becoming-freak -- Lindsay's ethical turn -- A diagram of the good girl's escape
PART III: REAL PARANOIA -- 7. The death drive's at stake: Buffy: the vampire slayer -- The usual (objectionable) suspects -- The heroine with a call -- Opening up a porthole: scratching the tain of the mirror -- Paranoid psychosis: suspending the name-of-the-father -- Psychotic-like language as ethical slayage -- The matrix of players: the ONE=THREE of Buffy's postfeminism -- The boyz/bois/boys and gurls/girls/grrrls in Buffy -- 8. The Buffyverse soteriology: youth's garden of earthly delights -- The doubled road of ethics -- An ethical act proper -- Postscript -- 9/11 addendum: has the "future of an illusion" collapsed? -- PART IV: TELEVISED PARANOIC SPACES -- 9. Aliens "R" us: searching for the posthuman teenager -- Raising Sleeping Beauty from the dead -- Paranoiac split -- Facing the alien to the side -- Alien love -- Post-Oedipal flips -- Alien-angels -- Abductions -- Queering kinship -- The Roswell beat -- The alliance as war machine -- Posthumanist line of flight -- 10. Smallville, somebody save me! Bringing Superman down to earth -- Marvel-ing Superman -- Into the vortex of the tornado -- Wholesome goodness -- The alien messiah: now flying allowed! -- Fate/destiny/choice: earning his angel wings -- Why a third father? Reforming the criminal CEO -- Disjunctively speaking -- 11. Stamping out alien-human freaks: Smallville's moral duty -- It's raining mutants -- $<>S: or why do Lex and Clark not laugh at themselves? -- Egghead paranoia -- Between fantasy and delusion--is a very thin line -- Afterword--a self-releXive moment
Series Psychoanalysis, education, and social transformation

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