Miranda July's Intermedial Art
The Creative Class Between Self-Help and Individualism
This first in-depth study of Miranda July's work reveals some of its major motives and consequently provides fascinating insights into the lifestyle of the contemporary white Californian middle class. Through an analysis of July's award-winning intermedial work, the author lays open how July takes individualism and self-help as constitutive for the creative class. Although a member of the creative class herself, July's voice oscillates between irony and approval. July thus paints a fascinating portrait of neurotic hipsterism, which triggers self-reflection in the general reader and critical thinking in the cultural analyst.
FrontmatterSeiten 1 - 4
ContentsSeiten 5 - 6
1. IntroductionSeiten 7 - 24
2. Healing the Audience? Virtual Community Versus Individualization in the Internet Project Learning to Love You MoreSeiten 25 - 70
3. Self-Help Strategies For Disembedded Individuals: The Film Me and You and Everyone We KnowSeiten 71 - 134
4. The Search for the Self: The Short Story Collection No One Belongs Here More Than YouSeiten 135 - 208
5. Conclusion: The Ambivalences of Self-HelpSeiten 209 - 216
Works CitedSeiten 217 - 224
AcknowledgementsSeiten 225 - 226
5 February 2016, 226 pages
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