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Heroin, Acting, and Comedy in New York City

Authors: Spunt, Barry

  • Offers sociological insight into heroin use and misuse by an understudied population
  • Explores how heroin affects the daily work performance of entertainers as well as their overall career goals
  • Includes analyses of films such as The Panic in Needle Park and Trash
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About this book

This book focuses on New York City-based actors and comedians who are self-acknowledged heroin users. Barry Spunt examines a number of hypotheses about the reasons why actors and comedians use heroin as well as the impact of heroin on performance, creativity, and career trajectory.  A primary concern of the book is the role that subculture and identity play in helping us to understand the heroin use of these entertainers. Spunt captures the voices of actors and comedians through narrative accounts from a variety of secondary sources. He also examines how New York-based films about heroin relate to the major themes of his research.

About the authors

Barry Spunt is Associate Professor of Sociology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice at CUNY, USA.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-59972-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $149.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-59971-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Heroin, Acting, and Comedy in New York City
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-59972-8
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-59972-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-59971-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 191
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