March 2011, Wiley-Blackwell
- Represents the first scholarly work on any of film director John Waters' films
- Incorporates original interview material with the director
- Reveals meanings embedded in the film's narrative treatment of racial and sexual politics
1 The Roots.
2 Tangled Genres: The Teenpic Gets a Makeover.
3 Hair with Body: Corpulence, Unruliness, and Cultural Subversion.
4 Highlighting History: Hairspray's Uses of Popular Memory.
5 More Than 20 Years and Still Holding: The Many Lives of Hairspray.