Talk Talk Talk: The Cultural Life of Everyday Conversation

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Shelley I. Salamensky
Routledge, 2001 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 260 pages
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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.

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McGinty taught the politics of language at Harvard and does workshops and seminars nationwide as head of McGinty Consulting. Her book focuses on workplace communications. She looks at both listening ... Read full review

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

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