ISBN: 978-1-405-19198-2 April 2011 Wiley-Blackwell 176 Pages
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- 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
Table of contents
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.