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978-1-4985-9789-0 • Hardback • May 2019 • $100.00 • (£77.00)
978-1-4985-9790-6 • eBook • May 2019 • $95.00 • (£73.00)
Erin Bell is assistant professor of English at Baker College in Allen Park, Michigan.
Cheryl D. Edelson is professor of English at Chaminade University of Honolulu.
Will Gray holds a PhD in literature from the University of St Andrews.
Matt Paproth is associate professor of English at Georgia Gwinnett College.
Introduction: "There's No Replacement for Displacement"
Cheryl D. Edelson
Part I: Outside In
“We’ve Got Rot:” Water, Pollution, Purification, and Transformation in Breaking Bad
Breaking Free: Confinement and AMC’s Breaking Bad
“I am the danger:” Walter White the Gravedigger
Jesse’s House is Not a Home: Space, Place, and the Myth of the Private Domicile in Breaking Bad
Capital Flow and the Representation of Space in Breaking Bad
Part II: Inside Out
Cooking up Trouble: Gendered Spaces, Sublimated Violence, and Perverted
Domesticity in Breaking Bad
An Elevator of One’s Own: Performativity and Masculinity in Breaking Bad
The Myth of the Frontier in Breaking Bad: Breaking Out, Breaking In, and Breaking Free
The Sound of a Moral Drama
Reading Rooms: Spatial Literacy in Breaking Bad
Fabio L. Vericat
Coda: Desert Interiors: The Natural Conceits of Breaking Bad
Russell A. Potter
This focused, yet diverse collection shows how years after the conclusion of Breaking Bad the series remains compelling and thought-provoking. These essays cover familiar Breaking Bad topics such as masculinity, economic inequality, and the American frontier, but all framed within one of the most important themes of the series: the landscape. From interiors of physical spaces to those of characters, the theme of space provides insight on a variety of topics. This collection is a valuable contribution to television studies and the continuing body of Breaking Bad scholarship.
— Jeffrey Bullins, State University of New York Plattsburgh
“Stay out of my territory” warned Walter White in Breaking Bad. However, despite the warning, a group of scholars have intruded into Mr. White´s territory where the many spaces of his life and surroundings are explored in an highly interesting and enlightening fashion.
— Vidar Halldorsson, University of Iceland