Australia's Elisabeth Wynhausen and a Century of Gonzo Ethnography

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Fear and Loathing Worldwide: Gonzo Journalism Beyond Hunter S. Thompson, 2018, pp. 87 - 111 (24)
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This chapter argues for a taxonomic Gonzo ethnography spanning more than a century, beginning with Jack London and George Orwell, through the pivotal Hunter S. Thompson and onwards to Barbara Ehrenreich, finally claiming a space for Elisabeth Wynhausen's work within this genealogy. Contextualizing Wynhausen's text with tho e of the other authors, this chafJter a1'gues that her auto-ethnographic rendering talus on a Gonzo mantle because of her idiosyncratic voice and its socio-political impetus. Both drive the narrative in Dirt Cheap: Life at the Wrong End of the Job Market, creating an acerbic Australian contemporary commentary on power class, and the invisible underclasses that she johis brle y
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