1st Edition

Talk, Talk, Talk
The Cultural Life of Everyday Conversation

ISBN 9780415921718
Published December 14, 2000 by Routledge
272 Pages

USD $43.95

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Book Description

Before media, before the Internet...there was talk itself. Talk Talk Talk is an incisive, exhilarating collection of essays by some of the best thinkers -- and talkers -- of our time. These stellar contributors locate everyday chatter as the basis of a stunning range of artistic and cultural forms: from Antigone's speech-acts to Freud's "talking cure"; from seventeenth-century demon possession to the Marx Brothers' "immigrant talk"; literature, theatre, standup comedy, "ethnic" talk, technologized talk and much, much more.
Contributors include: Homi Bhabha, Judith Butler, Stanley Cavell, Marjorie Garber, Sherry Turkle.



S.I. Salamensky earned her PhD at harvard and is currently Visiting Asssitant Profesor in the Department of English at SUNY Albany.


"Talk, Talk, Talk belongs in university libraries and larger public libraries." -- Library Journal, Lisa J. Cihlar