The Corvette In Literature And Culture

Author: Jerry W. Passon
Editor: McFarland
ISBN: 0786489405
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As the original American sports car, the Chevrolet Corvette has come to represent power, freedom and sexuality for more than half a century. Yet it also hints at personal identity and style, suggesting how effectively values and meaning are communicated through an object. Using various critical perspectives, this close analysis of this highly recognizable automobile finds diverse aspects of American culture revealed. Topics covered include the Corvette in literature; its ties to masculine identity, including homosexuality, as well as female sexuality; and the Corvette as artistic object, among others.

The Routledge Companion To Automobile Heritage Culture And Preservation

Author: Barry L. Stiefel
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 042975342X
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The Routledge Companion to Automobile Heritage, Culture, and Preservation explores automotive heritage, its place in society, and the ways we might preserve and conserve it. Drawing on contributions from academics and practitioners around the world and comprising six sections, this volume carries the heritage discourse forward by exploring the complex and sometimes intricate place of automobiles within society. Taken as a whole, this book helps to shape how we think about automobile heritage and considers how that heritage explores a range of cultural, intellectual, emotional, and material elements well outside of the automobile body itself. Most importantly, perhaps, it questions how we might better acknowledge the importance of automotive heritage now and in the future. The Routledge Companion to Automobile Heritage, Culture, and Preservation is unique in that it juxtaposes theory with practice, academic approaches with practical experience, and recognizes that issues of preservation and conservation belong in a broad context. As such, this volume should be essential reading for both academics and practitioners with an interest in automobiles, cultural heritage, and preservation.

Culture On Two Wheels

Author: Jeremy Withers
Editor: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 0803290454
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Bicycles have more cultural identities than many realize, functioning not only as literal vehicles in a text but also as “vehicles” for that text’s themes, ideas, and critiques. In the late nineteenth century the bicycle was seen as a way for the wealthy urban elite to reconnect with nature and for women to gain a measure of personal freedom, while during World War II it became a utilitarian tool of the French Resistance and in 1970s China stood for wealth and modernization. Lately it has functioned variously as the favored ideological steed of environmentalists, a means of community bonding and aesthetic self-expression in hip hop, and the ride of choice for bike messenger–idolizing urban hipsters. Culture on Two Wheels analyzes the shifting cultural significance of the bicycle by examining its appearances in literary, musical, and cinematic works spanning three continents and more than 125 years of history. Bringing together essays by a variety of cyclists and scholars with myriad angles of approach, this collection highlights the bicycle’s flexibility as a signifier and analyzes the appearance of bicycles in canonical and well-known texts such as Samuel Beckett’s modernist novel Molloy, the Oscar-winning film Breaking Away, and various Stephen King novels and stories, as well as in lesser-known but equally significant texts, such as the celebrated Russian director Andrei Tarkovsky’s film Sacrifice and Elizabeth Robins Pennell’s nineteenth-century travelogue A Canterbury Pilgrimage, the latter of which traces the route of Chaucer’s pilgrims via bicycle. Listen to an interview with the author.

Iconographic Encyclopaedia Of Science Literature And Art

Author: Johann Georg Heck
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Literature Class And Culture

Author: Paul Lauter
Editor: Longman Publishing Group
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Literature, Class, and Culture, the latest volume in the Literature and Culture Series, a series devoted to presenting thoughtful and diverse approaches to the presenting literature, is a thematic literature anthology that focuses solely on the consideration of class in "class-less" America. Through stories, poems, songs, and essays, these selections from Edith Wharton, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Woody Guthrie, Toni Cade Bambara, Sholem Asch, Dorothy Allison, and others provoke readers to examine their own economic, political, and psychological circumstances. For anyone interested in the connection between literature, class, and culture.

Corvette Black Book 1953 1997

Author: Michael Antonick
Editor: Michael Bruce Associates
ISBN: 9780933534391
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The bestselling Corvette fact book is designed to help Corvette owners and enthusiasts understand and enjoy their cars by presenting production figures by color, options, engine data, block and head numbers, month of production for specific cars, and more. The "Corvette Black Book" also includes fascinating historical notes that give each year's production a unique place in the history of the Corvette. 45 illustrations.

Encyclopedia Of African American Culture And History

Author: Colin A. Palmer
Editor: MacMillan Reference Library
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Contains primary source material.

American Book Publishing Record

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Fulltext Sources Online

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The Literary Gazette

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A Brand New Language

Author: Monroe Friedman
Editor: Praeger
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In the years since World War II, what began in the United States as a shift from a wartime to a peacetime economy soon led to a massive outpouring of new commercial offerings of consumer products and services accompanied by unprecedented efforts to market these commodities. How, Monroe Friedman asks, did these extraordinary commercial developments change the American people over the course of the postwar period? He offers the beginnings of an answer to this, and many other related questions, by bringing together the individual components of a recently completed series of studies on changes in language used in the popular literature of the United States since 1945. The studies ask how literature has been influenced by commercial developments. Brand names were used as the indicator of linguistic influence, and detailed content analyses were conducted to examine trends in the use of brand names in popular literature contexts. The first chapter provides background information for the individual studies and the last chapter attempts to make sense of their aggregate findings. Several intervening chapters examine the results of content analyses of popular novels, plays, and songs of the postwar era. Additional chapters look at the use of brand names in newspaper reporting of non-business stories, as well as the symbolic communication functions of brand names in both humorous and non-humorous writings. The penultimate chapter uses test data from Consumer Reports to analyze the quality of the consumer products whose brand names are used frequently in the popular literature of the postwar era. Friedman offers a unique and important combination of quantitative and qualitative approaches to an extremely large and diverse set of popular culture materials. His findings, which shed light on significant commercial developments of the postwar period, cut across many disciplines including American studies, history, literature, journalism, drama, linguistics, marketing, advertising, mass communications, sociology, psychology, and popular culture.

The Literary Gazette And Journal Of The Belles Lettres Arts Sciences C

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Southwestern American Literature

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Apais Australian Public Affairs Information Service

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Vol. for 1963 includes section Current Australian serials; a subject list.

Common Culture

Author: Michael Petracca
Editor: Pearson College Division
ISBN: 9780137548880
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This composition reader offers accessible and thought-provoking readings on a full range of topics in the field of popular culture. Following a general introduction that discusses and illustrates approaches to reading and writing about popular culture, chapters focus on advertising, television, journalism, sports, movies, leisure, and the Future of Popular Culture. Combined with the readings are clear and informative discussions of issues of current interest in popular culture, comprehensive instruction on thinking critically and writing persuasively about these issues, and carefully constructed questions and writing assignments.

Broadcast Content Regulation And Cultural Limits 1920 1962

Author: Matthew Murray
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National Union Catalog

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Includes entries for maps and atlases.

Library Literature Information Science

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An index to library and information science literature.

The International Directory Of Little Magazines And Small Presses

Author: Len Fulton
Editor: DustBooks
ISBN: 9780916685256
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The Motor Car And Popular Culture In The 20th Century

Author: David S. G. Thomas
Editor: Routledge
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Comprises 18 contributions from the US, the UK, and Australia on the motor car as a cultural phenomenon which has come to dominate the 20th century. The contributors come at the subject from a variety of disciplines, including semiotics, social history, literary and film criticism, and musicology. T