Why Pamper Life's Complexities
Essays On The Smiths
by Sean Campbell and Colin Coulter (editors)


Published by Manchester University Press in September 2010
ISBN: 978-0719078415
256-page collection of essays on the Smiths:
  • "Why Pamper Life’s Complexities? An Introduction to the Book."
  • "Has The World Changed Or Have I Changed? The Smiths and the Challenge of Thatcherism."
  • "Irish Blood, English Heart: Ambivalence, Unease and The Smiths."
  • "Heaven Knows We'll Soon Be Dust: Catholicism and Devotion in The Smiths."
  • "Sing Me to Sleep: Suicide, Philosophy, and The Smiths."
  • "A Boy in the Bush: Childhood, Sexuality and The Smiths."
  • "This Way and That Way: Towards A Musical Poetics of The Smiths."
  • "I Don’t Owe You Anything: The Smiths and Kitchen-Sink Cinema."
  • "A Double Bed and a Stalwart Lover For Sure: The Smiths, the Death of Pop and the Not So Hidden Injuries of Class."
  • "Last Night We Dreamt That Somebody Loved Us: Smiths Fans (and Me) in the Late 1980s.", "When we're in your scholarly room: the Media, Academia, and The Smiths."
  • "So Much To Answer For: What Do The Smiths Mean to Manchester?"
  • "Take Me Back to Dear Old Blighty: Englishness, Pop and The Smiths."
  • Guantánamo, Here We Come: Out Of Place With The Smiths."