Focusing on the changing image of the West Coast through such varied social and cultural artifacts as bodybuilding, group therapy, suicide cults, milk-carton images of missing children, teenage slang, and surf music, Laurence Rickels offers a dizzying psychohistory of the twentieth century as crystallized in the symbolic configuration called California and considered in relation to German modernism, national socialism, and Freudian psychoanalysis.

Case of California 2001, University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, MN

ISBN-13: 9780816638789

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The Case of California 1991, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD

ISBN-13: 9780801841392

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The Case of California 1991, Johns Hopkins University Press

ISBN-13: 9780801841385

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