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Hollywood Shot by Shot : Alcoholism in American Cinema - Norman K. Denzin

Hollywood Shot by Shot

Alcoholism in American Cinema

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Published: 15th January 2007
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To what extent have Hollywood feature films shaped the meanings that Americans attach to alcoholics, their families, and the alcoholic condition? To what extent has the mass culture of the movie industry itself been conceptually shaped by a broad, external societal discourse? Norman Denzin brings to his lifelong study of alcoholism a searching interest in how cultural texts signify and lend themselves to interpretation within a social nexus. a A] genuinely interdisciplinary work of the first order.aaRobert L. Carringer, author, The Making of Citizen Kane

"Professor Denzin has produced a searching and provocative interpretation of more than a half-century of Hollywood's social and personal construction of the problem drinker in America. Readable by both lay persons and specialists, Denzin's book provides us with the most comprehensive understanding of this topic to date.""--Stanford M. Lyman" -Denzin has gone on an exhaustive bar-crawl through hundreds of movies, returning with evidence that the film about drinking is a genre of its own. He writes from sound knowledge about alcoholism--which, unlike other diseases, is frequently viewed with bittersweet romanticism.-

--Roger Ebert

-Professor Denzin has produced a searching and provocative interpretation of more than a half-century of Hollywood's social and personal construction of the problem drinker in America. Readable by both lay persons and specialists, Denzin's book provides us with the most comprehensive understanding of this topic to date.-

--Stanford M. Lyman, Robert J. Morrow Eminent Scholar in Social Science, Florida Atlantic University

-An eminent sociologist and leading authority on alcoholism, Denzin also writes skillfully about films as films and is comfortable with postmodern interpretive theoryAa genuinely interdisciplinary work of the first order.-

--Robert L. Carringer, author, The Making of Citizen Kane

-Denzin is a sociologist whose specialty is alcoholism and who has an interest in social psychology. His treatment of the alcoholic in American movies is informed by theories of symbolic interactionism and deconstructionism... It will most likely appeal to sociologists and film critics because of its extensive references, filmography, and bibliography.-

--D. W. Hoover, Choice "Denzin has gone on an exhaustive bar-crawl through hundreds of movies, returning with evidence that the film about drinking is a genre of its own. He writes from sound knowledge about alcoholism--which, unlike other diseases, is frequently viewed with bittersweet romanticism."

--Roger Ebert

"Professor Denzin has produced a searching and provocative interpretation of more than a half-century of Hollywood's social and personal construction of the problem drinker in America. Readable by both lay persons and specialists, Denzin's book provides us with the most comprehensive understanding of this topic to date."

--Stanford M. Lyman, Robert J. Morrow Eminent Scholar in Social Science, Florida Atlantic University

"An eminent sociologist and leading authority on alcoholism, Denzin also writes skillfully about films as films and is comfortable with postmodern interpretive theoryAa genuinely interdisciplinary work of the first order."

--Robert L. Carringer, author, The Making of Citizen Kane

"Denzin is a sociologist whose specialty is alcoholism and who has an interest in social psychology. His treatment of the alcoholic in American movies is informed by theories of symbolic interactionism and deconstructionism... It will most likely appeal to sociologists and film critics because of its extensive references, filmography, and bibliography."

--D. W. Hoover, Choice "Denzin has gone on an exhaustive bar-crawl through hundreds of movies, returning with evidence that the film about drinking is a genre of its own. He writes from sound knowledge about alcoholism--which, unlike other diseases, is frequently viewed with bittersweet romanticism."

--Roger Ebert

"Professor Denzin has produced a searching and provocative interpretation of more than a half-century of Hollywood's social and personal construction of the problem drinker in America. Readable by both lay persons and specialists, Denzin's book provides us with the most comprehensive understanding of this topic to date."

--Stanford M. Lyman, Robert J. Morrow Eminent Scholar in Social Science, Florida Atlantic University

"An eminent sociologist and leading authority on alcoholism, Denzin also writes skillfully about films as films and is comfortable with postmodern interpretive theoryAa "genuinely" interdisciplinary work of the first order."

--Robert L. Carringer, author, "The Making of Citizen Kane"

"Denzin is a sociologist whose specialty is alcoholism and who has an interest in social psychology. His treatment of the alcoholic in American movies is informed by theories of symbolic interactionism and deconstructionism... It will most likely appeal to sociologists and film critics because of its extensive references, filmography, and bibliography."

--D. W. Hoover, Choice "Denzin is a sociologist whose specialty is alcoholism and who has an interest in social psychology. His treatment of the alcoholic in American movies is informed by theories of symbolic interactionism and deconstructionism... It will most likely appeal to sociologists and film critics because of its extensive references, filmography, and bibliography."

--D. W. Hoover, Choice

"Professor Denzin has produced a searching and provocative interpretation of more than a half-century of Hollywood's social and personal construction of the problem drinker in America. Readable by both lay persons and specialists, Denzin's book provides us with the most comprehensive understanding of this topic to date."

"--Stanford M. Lyman"

ISBN: 9780202303451
ISBN-10: 0202303454
Series: Communication and Social Order
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 310
Published: 15th January 2007
Publisher: ALDINE PUB
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.71 x 15.34  x 1.73
Weight (kg): 0.42