Department of American Studies, University of Canterbury
Jessica Johnston is a Senior Lecturer in American Studies at the University of Canterbury. She is currently working on a book about emancipatory education and neo-liberal educational agendas.
ArticlesWe take as our subject what many would deem a waste of good celluloid: the degraded cultural form of the stoner film. Stoner films plot the experiences of the wasted (those intoxicated on marijuana) as they exhibit wastefulness—excessiveness, improvidence, decay—on a number of fronts. Stoners waste time in constantly hunting for pot and in failing to pursue more productive activity whilst...Read more