Heroes of the Frontier

Heroes of the Frontier
Author: Dave Eggers
Publsiher: Hamish Hamilton
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2017-04-06
ISBN: 9780241979044
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Heroes of the Frontier Book Excerpt:

From the bestselling author of The Circle, a hilarious and heart-warming misadventure through modern America: it's time for the family vacation... Josie's life is falling apart - lawsuits raining down, her business down the drain and a feckless husband long gone - so she gathers up her two kids and lights out for the wilderness. The Alaskan wilderness, to be specific. This is a story about the trip of a lifetime. It involves one battered old RV, one highly sensitive eight year old boy, one fearless and hyperactive five year old girl, several forest fires, a large supply of pinot noir, and a deeply misguided sense of optimism. It may well be that things don't turn out quite as Josie expected - but then again, some of the best places in the world are found at the end of a road you didn't mean to take... Heroes of the Frontier is an uproariously funny portrait of modern America and the modern family, an entirely contemporary novel gleaming with Dave Eggers' trademark intelligence and originality.

Heroes of the Frontier

Heroes of the Frontier
Author: Dave Eggers
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 550
Release: 2016-08-03
ISBN: 9781410493453
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Heroes of the Frontier Book Excerpt:

A New York Times Bestselling AuthorThe darkly comic story of a mother and her two young children on a journey through an Alaskan wilderness plagued by wildfires and a uniquely American madness, Heroes of the Frontier is a captivating, often hilarious novel of family, loss and the curse of a violent America.

After Postmodernism

After Postmodernism
Author: Christopher K. Coffman,Theophilus Savvas
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 241
Release: 2020-12-18
ISBN: 1000289117
Category: Literary Collections
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

After Postmodernism Book Excerpt:

Several of American literature’s most prominent authors, and many of their most perceptive critics and reviewers, argue that fiction of the last quarter century has turned away from the tendencies of postmodernist writing. Yet, the nature of that turn, and the defining qualities of American fiction after postmodernism, remain less than clear. This volume identifies four prominent trends of the contemporary scene: the recovery of the real, a rethinking of historical engagement, a preoccupation with materiality, and a turn to the planetary. Readings of works by various leading figures, including Dave Eggers, Jonathan Franzen, A.M. Homes, Lance Olsen, Richard Powers, William T. Vollmann, and David Foster Wallace, support a variety of arguments about this recent revitalization of American literature. The chapters in this book were originally published as a special issue of the journal Textual Practice.

Reality Squared

Reality Squared
Author: James Friedman
Publsiher: Rutgers University Press
Total Pages: 356
Release: 2002
ISBN: 9780813529899
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reality Squared Book Excerpt:

Reality-based television has come to play a major role in both production decisions and network strategy. This text examines the representation of reality within the televisual viewing frame, as well as the exponential growth of these programmes.

Disturbing Argument

Disturbing Argument
Author: Catherine Palczewski
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 451
Release: 2015-01-30
ISBN: 1317652851
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Disturbing Argument Book Excerpt:

This edited volume represents the best of the scholarship presented at the 18th National Communication Association/American Forensic Association Conference on Argumentation. This biennial conference brings together a lively group of argumentation scholars from a range of disciplinary approaches and a variety of countries. Disturbing Argument contains selected works that speak both to the disturbing prevalence of violence in the contemporary world and to the potential of argument itself, to disturb the very relations of power that enable that violence. Scholars’ essays analyze a range of argument forms, including body and visual argument, interpersonal and group argument, argument in electoral politics, public argument, argument in social protest, scientific and technical argument, and argument and debate pedagogy. Contributors study argument using a range of methodological approaches, from social scientifically informed studies of interpersonal, group, and political argument to humanistic examinations of argument theory, political discourse, and social protest, to creatively informed considerations of argument practices that truly disturb the boundaries of what we consider argument.

Crisis and Masculinity on Contemporary Cable Television Tracing the Western Hero in Breaking Bad The Walking Dead and Hell on Wheels

Crisis and Masculinity on Contemporary Cable Television  Tracing the Western Hero in  Breaking Bad    The Walking Dead  and  Hell on Wheels
Author: Dominic Schmiedl
Publsiher: GRIN Verlag
Total Pages: 266
Release: 2015-09-08
ISBN: 3668042012
Category: Literary Collections
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Crisis and Masculinity on Contemporary Cable Television Tracing the Western Hero in Breaking Bad The Walking Dead and Hell on Wheels Book Excerpt:

Doctoral Thesis / Dissertation from the year 2014 in the subject American Studies - Culture and Applied Geography, grade: magna cum laude, Dresden Technical University, language: English, abstract: Both the "crisis of masculinity" and "quality TV" have been popular discourses in academia in recent years. Many of these contemporary quality TV series feature male anti-heroes at the center of their narratives. This dissertation argues that the constructions of masculinity in series such as "Breaking Bad" and "The Walking Dead" are informed by the Western hero. Furthermore, the dissertation links this recourse to an arguably outmoded model of masculinity to recent crisis tendencies in the USA, most notably the recent economic downturn and the aftermath of September 11 2001. Moreover, the return of the Western hero can be understood as a process of remasculinization in light of the crisis of masculinity.

Golden State Golden Youth

Golden State  Golden Youth
Author: Kirse Granat May
Publsiher: Univ of North Carolina Press
Total Pages: 266
Release: 2002
ISBN: 0807853623
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Golden State Golden Youth Book Excerpt:

Tracing the rise of the California teen as a national icon in the 1950s and 60s, Kirse May shows how idealised images of a suburban youth culture soothed America's post-war nerves while denying racial and urban realities.

The Red blooded Heroes of the Frontier

The Red blooded Heroes of the Frontier
Author: Edgar Beecher Bronson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 0
Release: 1910
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Frontier and pioneer life
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Mythical West

The Mythical West
Author: Richard W. Slatta
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 446
Release: 2001-01-01
ISBN: 1576071510
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mythical West Book Excerpt:

This cultural journey down memory lane showcases how major Western figures, events, and places have been portrayed in folk legends, art, literature, and popular culture. * 145 A–Z entries ranging from Kit Carson and Woody Guthrie to Hispanics in Western Films and Ansel Adams, each with a bibliography * Over 40 photos, drawings, and reproductions of posters * 20 contributors including scholars and other experts * Extensive bibliography of books and websites providing expanded research on a myriad of topics related to the western U.S.

The Silence of Fallout

The Silence of Fallout
Author: Michael Blouin,Morgan Shipley,Jack Taylor
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 290
Release: 2014-09-26
ISBN: 1443868035
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Silence of Fallout Book Excerpt:

This collection asks how we are to address the nuclear question in a post-Cold War world. Rather than a temporary fad, Nuclear Criticism perpetually re-surfaces in theoretical circles. Given the recent events at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan, the ripple of anti-nuclear sentiment the event created, as well as the discursive maneuvers that took place in the aftermath, we might pause to reflect upon Nuclear Criticism and its place in contemporary scholarship (and society at-large). Scholars who were active in earlier expressions of Nuclear Criticism converse with emergent scholars likewise striving to negotiate the field moving forward. This volume revolves around these dialogic moments of agreement and departure; refusing the silence of complacency, the authors renew this conversation while taking it in exciting new directions. As political paradigms shift and awareness of nuclear issues manifests in alternative forms, the collected essays establish groundwork for future generations caught in a perpetual struggle with legacies of the nuclear.

American Heroes in a Media Age

American Heroes in a Media Age
Author: Susan J. Drucker,Robert S. Cathcart
Publsiher: VNR AG
Total Pages: 360
Release: 1994
ISBN: 9781881303190
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Heroes in a Media Age Book Excerpt:

This volume explores the relationship of hero to celebrity and the changing role of the hero in American culture. It establishes that the nature of hero and its function in society is a communication phenomenon, which has been and is being altered by the rapid advance of electronic media.

Folklore

Folklore
Author: Charlie T. McCormick,Kim Kennedy White
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 1287
Release: 2011
ISBN: 1598842412
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Folklore Book Excerpt:

Written by an international team of acclaimed folklorists, this reference text provides a cross-cultural survey of the major types and methods of inquiry in folklore. * Contains contributions from major scholars such as David Leeming, Linda Degh, and Dan Ben-Amos * Numerous photographs bring the subject material to life * More than 300 entries, each concluding with a bibliography of references * Over 50 sidebars provide biographical information on major folklore collectors and scholars

Marvel Comics into Film

Marvel Comics into Film
Author: Matthew J. McEniry,,Robert Moses Peaslee,Robert G. Weiner
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2016-04-05
ISBN: 1476624119
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Marvel Comics into Film Book Excerpt:

Marvel Studios’ approach to its Cinematic Universe—beginning with the release of Iron Man (2008)—has become the template for successful management of blockbuster film properties. Yet films featuring Marvel characters can be traced back to the 1940s, when the Captain America serial first appeared on the screen. This collection of new essays is the first to explore the historical, textual and cultural context of the larger cinematic Marvel universe, including serials, animated films, television movies, non–U.S. versions of Marvel characters, films that feature characters licensed by Marvel, and the contemporary Cinematic Universe as conceived by Kevin Feige and Marvel Studios. Films analyzed include Transformers (1986), Howard the Duck (1986), Blade (1998), Planet Hulk (2010), Iron Man: Rise of Technovore (2013), Elektra (2005), the Conan the Barbarian franchise (1982–1990), Ultimate Avengers (2006) and Ghost Rider (2007).

Heroes

Heroes
Author: Jenni Calder,Jenni Daiches
Publsiher: London : Hamilton
Total Pages: 211
Release: 1977
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: American literature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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American Masculinities A Historical Encyclopedia

American Masculinities  A Historical Encyclopedia
Author: Bret Carroll
Publsiher: SAGE Publications
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2003-10-14
ISBN: 1452265712
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Masculinities A Historical Encyclopedia Book Excerpt:

"This is a highly recommended purchase for undergraduate, medium-sized, and large public libraries wishing to provide a substantial introduction to the field of men's studies." --Reference & User Services Quarterly "Pleasing layout and good cross-references make Carroll's compendium a welcome addition to collections serving readers of all ages. Highly recommended." --CHOICE "An excellent index, well-chosen photographs and illustrations, and an extensive bibliography add further value. American Masculinities is well worth what would otherise be too hefty a price for many libraries because no other encyclopedia comes close to covering this growing field so well." --American Reference Books Annual American Masculinities: A Historical Encyclopedia is a first-of-its-kind reference, detailing developments in the growing field of men's studies. This up-to-date analytical review serves as a marker of how the field has evolved over the last decade, especially since the 1993 publication of Anthony Rotundo's American Manhood. This seminal book opened new vistas for exploration and research into American History, society, and culture. Weaving the fabric of American history, American Masculinities illustrates how American political leaders have often used the rhetoric of manliness to underscore the presumed moral righteousness and ostensibly protective purposes of their policies. Seeing U.S. history in terms of gender archetypes, readers will gain a richer and deeper understanding of America's democratic political system, domestic and foreign policies, and capitalist economic system, as well as the "private" sphere of the home and domestic life. The contributors to American Masculinities share the assumption that men's lives have been grounded fundamentally in gender, that is, in their awareness of themselves as males. Their approach goes beyond scholarship which traditionally looks at men (and women) in terms of what they do and how they have influenced a given field or era. Rather, this important work delves into the psychological core of manhood which is shaped not only by biology, but also by history, society, and culture. Encapsulating the current state of scholarly interpretation within the field of Men's Studies, American Masculinities: A Historical Encyclopedia is designed to help students and scholars advance their studies, develop new questions for research, and stimulate new ways of exploring the history of American life. Key Features - Reader's Guide facilitates browsing by topic and easy access to information - Extensive name, place, and concept index gives users an additional means of locating topics of interest - More than 250 entries, each with suggestions for further reading - Cross references direct users to related information - Comprehensive bibliography includes a list of sources organized by categories in the field Topics Covered - Arts, Literature, and Popular Culture - Body, Health, and Sexuality - Class, Ethnic, Racial, and Religious Identities - Concepts and Theories - Family and Fatherhood - General History - Icons and Symbols - Leisure and Work - Movements and Organizations - People - Political and Social Issues About the Editor Bret E. Carroll is Associate Professor of History at California State University, Stanislaus. He received his Ph.D. from Cornell University in 1991. He is author of The Routledge Historical Atlas of Religion in America (1997), Spiritualism in Antebellum America (1997), and several articles on nineteenth-century masculinity.

Comic Books and American Cultural History

Comic Books and American Cultural History
Author: Matthew Pustz
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2012-02-23
ISBN: 1441173862
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Comic Books and American Cultural History Book Excerpt:

Comic Books and American Cultural History is an anthology that examines the ways in which comic books can be used to understand the history of the United States. Over the last twenty years, there has been a proliferation of book-length works focusing on the history of comic books, but few have investigated how comics can be used as sources for doing American cultural history. These original essays illustrate ways in which comic books can be used as resources for scholars and teachers. Part 1 of the book examines comics and graphic novels that demonstrate the techniques of cultural history; the essays in Part 2 use comics and graphic novels as cultural artifacts; the third part of the book studies the concept of historical identity through the 20th century; and the final section focuses on different treatments of contemporary American history. Discussing topics that range from romance comics and Superman to American Flagg! and Ex Machina, this is a vivid collection that will be useful to anyone studying comic books or teaching American history.

The Hero s Trail

The Hero s Trail
Author: Peter C. Mowrey
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 405
Release: 2022-06-17
ISBN: 1476682380
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Hero s Trail Book Excerpt:

The great American Westerns can be profoundly meaningful when read metaphorically. More than mere shoot 'em up entertainment, they are an essential part of a vibrant, evolving national mythology. Like other versions of the archetypal Hero's Journey, these films are filled with insights about life, love, nature, society, ethics, beauty and what it means to be human, and are key to understanding American culture. Part film guide, part historical survey, this book explores the mythic and artistic elements in 52 great Westerns--some orthodox, some subversive--from the genre's first half-century. Each film is given detailed critical analysis, from the earliest silent movies to Golden Age classics like Red River (1948), High Noon (1952) and Shane (1953).

Mythology in the Middle Ages Heroic Tales of Monsters Magic and Might

Mythology in the Middle Ages  Heroic Tales of Monsters  Magic  and Might
Author: Christopher R. Fee
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 281
Release: 2011-01-20
ISBN: 0313027250
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mythology in the Middle Ages Heroic Tales of Monsters Magic and Might Book Excerpt:

Placing heroes from a wide range of medieval traditions shoulder to shoulder, this title provides the opportunity to examine what is common across medieval mythic, legendary, and folkloric traditions, as well as what seems unique. • Each chapter begins with historical context, includes examination of key terms, and ends with suggestions for further reading • A chronology and bibliography are also included

The Victorian Bookshelf

The Victorian Bookshelf
Author: Jess Nevins
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 274
Release: 2016-04-21
ISBN: 1476665001
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Victorian Bookshelf Book Excerpt:

This introductory guide to the canon of Victorian literature covers 61 novels by authors from Jane Austen to Emile Zola. Brief critical essays describe what each book is about and argue for its cultural, historical and literary importance. Literary canons remain a subject of debate but critics, readers and students continue to find them useful as overviews--and examinations--of the great works within a given period or culture. The Victorian canon is particularly rich with splendid novels that educate, enlighten and entertain. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

Frontier

Frontier
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1963
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: West (U.S.)
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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