Early Visions And Representations Of America

Early Visions And Representations Of America Book
✏Book Title : Early Visions and Representations of America
✏Author : M. Carmen Gomez-Galisteo
✏Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
✏Release Date : 2012-11-22
✏Pages : 224
✏ISBN : 9781441195944
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Early Visions and Representations of America Book Summary : When the Europeans first arrived in America, they had a number of preconceptions, prejudices, expectations and hopes about what life in the New World would be like. This book examines the different visions and representations of America conveyed in the writings of Spanish conquistador Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca and the Pilgrim leader William Bradford, taking both writers within their respective literary and historical contexts. Anthologies of American literature have consistently ignored Spanish-language achievements on the grounds of a restrictive interpretation of American literature based on linguistic boundaries. Consequently, Spanish-language texts such as Cabeza de Vaca's or the account by the Hidalgo de Elvas, to name but two examples, have been marginalized in the narrative of American literary history. In seeking to redress this neglect, Galisteo contributes to scholarship which seeks to analyze Early America as a whole, including not only Anglo American perspectives but also the Spanish American aspect of the colonization process.

Race In American Film Voices And Visions That Shaped A Nation 3 Volumes  Book
✏Book Title : Race in American Film Voices and Visions that Shaped a Nation 3 volumes
✏Author : Daniel Bernardi
✏Publisher : ABC-CLIO
✏Release Date : 2017-07-07
✏Pages : 1026
✏ISBN : 9780313398407
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Race in American Film Voices and Visions that Shaped a Nation 3 volumes Book Summary : This expansive three-volume set investigates racial representation in film, providing an authoritative cross-section of the most racially significant films, actors, directors, and movements in American cinematic history. • Views the films via a historical approach in which every subject is considered both through a contemporary lens and in terms of the time of its production and initial reception • Provides up-to-date information on recent movies such as Selma (2014), The Fast and The Furious (2001–2015), 12 Years a Slave (2013), Django Unchained (2012), and Lone Survivor (2013) • Provides readers with the information and background necessary to form informed views about racial representation in film—still an important "hot-button" subject today • Edited by top scholars in the field, Daniel Bernardi and Michael Green, and contains entries by other important experts, such as Andrew Gordon and Priscilla Ovalle

📒Visions Of America Since 1492 ✍ Deborah L. Madsen

Visions Of America Since 1492 Book
✏Book Title : Visions of America Since 1492
✏Author : Deborah L. Madsen
✏Publisher : Burns & Oates
✏Release Date : 1994
✏Pages : 164
✏ISBN : STANFORD:36105006074491
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Visions of America Since 1492 Book Summary : The common theme of these essays is the evolution of American cultural identities from a diverse colonial inheritance. Changing representations of what it means to be 'American' are assumed to be the consequence of shifting cross-cultural or transatlantic pressures. Since 1492 the experience of America has continually been interpreted both for and by Europeans; the colonial past constituting the prime source of introspective energies and self-conscious representations for all Americans. The collection is divided into two sections, juxtaposing colonial negotiations with 'native' Americans and the modern self-perceptions of 'native-born' Americans. The focus of the early part of the book is the vision of America that was formed through the process of colonization - with its attendant impact upon wildlife, landscapes and indigenous peoples - a vision registered in visual images and written records, as well as Western philosophical, ethnographical and aesthetic ideals.

The Oxford Handbook Of American Folklore And Folklife Studies Book
✏Book Title : The Oxford Handbook of American Folklore and Folklife Studies
✏Author : Simon J. Bronner
✏Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
✏Release Date : 2019
✏Pages : 1032
✏ISBN : 9780190840617
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Oxford Handbook of American Folklore and Folklife Studies Book Summary : "This handbook surveys the materials, approaches, contexts, and applications of American folklore and folklife studies to guide students and scholars of American folklore, culture, history, and society in the future. In addition to longstanding areas in the 350-year legacy of the subject's study and applications such as folktales and speech, the handbook includes exciting fields that have emerged in the twenty-first century such as the Internet, bodylore, folklore of organizations and networks, sexual orientation, neurodiverse identities, and disability groups. These studies encompass cultural traditions in the United States ranging from bits of slang in private conversations to massive public demonstrations, ancient beliefs to contemporary viral memes, and a simple handshake greeting to festivals encompassing multiple genres and groups. Folklore and folklife studies include material traditions such as buildings and crafts as well as oral and social genres of dance, ritual, drama, and play. Whereas the use of lore often emphasizes speech, song, and story that all people express, the rhetoric of life draws attention to tradition-centered communities such as the Amish and Hasidim, occupational groups and their workaday worlds, and children and other age groups. Significant to the American context has been the cultural diversity and changing national boundaries of the United States, relative youth of the nation and its legacy of mass immigration, mobility of residents and their relation to an indigenous and racialized population, and a varied landscape and settlement pattern. The handbook is a reference, therefore, to American studies as well as the global study of tradition, folk arts, and cultural practice"--

Narrative And Representation In The Poetry Of Wallace Stevens Book
✏Book Title : Narrative and Representation in the Poetry of Wallace Stevens
✏Author : D. Schwarz
✏Publisher : Springer
✏Release Date : 1993-07-21
✏Pages : 242
✏ISBN : 9780230374409
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Narrative and Representation in the Poetry of Wallace Stevens Book Summary : In this study Daniel R. Schwarz argues that the narrative and representational aspects of Stevens's poetry have been neglected in favour of readings that stress his word play and rhetoricity. Schwarz shows how Stevens's concept of representation is deeply influenced by modern painters such as Picasso and Duchamp. He shows that Stevens's poetry needs to be understood in terms of a number of major contexts: the American tradition of Emerson and Whitman, the Romantic movement, and the Modernist tradition.

📒Visions Of Belonging ✍ Judith E. Smith

Visions Of Belonging Book
✏Book Title : Visions of Belonging
✏Author : Judith E. Smith
✏Publisher : Columbia University Press
✏Release Date : 2004-09-01
✏Pages : 480
✏ISBN : 9780231509268
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Visions of Belonging Book Summary : Visions of Belonging explores how beloved and still-remembered family stories—A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, I Remember Mama, Gentleman's Agreement, Death of a Salesman, Marty, and A Raisin in the Sun—entered the popular imagination and shaped collective dreams in the postwar years and into the 1950s. These stories helped define widely shared conceptions of who counted as representative Americans and who could be recognized as belonging. The book listens in as white and black authors and directors, readers and viewers reveal divergent, emotionally textured, and politically charged social visions. Their diverse perspectives provide a point of entry into an extraordinary time when the possibilities for social transformation seemed boundless. But changes were also fiercely contested, especially as the war's culture of unity receded in the resurgence of cold war anticommunism, and demands for racial equality were met with intensifying white resistance. Judith E. Smith traces the cultural trajectory of these family stories, as they circulated widely in bestselling paperbacks, hit movies, and popular drama on stage, radio, and television. Visions of Belonging provides unusually close access to a vibrant conversation among white and black Americans about the boundaries between public life and family matters and the meanings of race and ethnicity. Would the new appearance of white working class ethnic characters expand Americans'understanding of democracy? Would these stories challenge the color line? How could these stories simultaneously show that black families belonged to the larger "family" of the nation while also representing the forms of danger and discriminations that excluded them from full citizenship? In the 1940s, war-driven challenges to racial and ethnic borderlines encouraged hesitant trespass against older notions of "normal." But by the end of the 1950s, the cold war cultural atmosphere discouraged probing of racial and social inequality and ultimately turned family stories into a comforting retreat from politics. The book crosses disciplinary boundaries, suggesting a novel method for cultural history by probing the social history of literary, dramatic, and cinematic texts. Smith's innovative use of archival research sets authorial intent next to audience reception to show how both contribute to shaping the contested meanings of American belonging.

📒Fashioning Models ✍ Joanne Entwistle

Fashioning Models Book
✏Book Title : Fashioning Models
✏Author : Joanne Entwistle
✏Publisher : A&C Black
✏Release Date : 2013-08-01
✏Pages : 224
✏ISBN : 9780857853110
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Fashioning Models Book Summary : The fashion model's hold on popular consciousness is undeniable. How did models emerge as such powerful icons in modern consumer culture? This volume brings together cutting-edge articles on fashion models, examining modelling through race, class and gender, as well as its structure as an aesthetic marketplace within the global fashion economy. Essays include treatments of the history of fashion modelling, exploring how concerns about racial purity and the idealization of light skinned black women shaped the practice of modelling in its early years. Other essays examine how models have come to define femininity through consumer culture. While modelling's global nature is addressed throughout, chapters deal specifically with model markets in Australia and Tokyo, where nationalist concerns colour what is considered a pretty face. It also considers how models glamorize consumption through everyday activities, and neoliberal labour forms via reality TV. With commentaries from industry professionals who experienced the cultural juggernaut of the supermodels, the final essay situates their impact within the rise of brand culture and the globalization of fashion markets since 1990. Accessible and highly engaging, Fashioning Models is essential reading for students and scholars of fashion and related disciplines.

Writing North America In The Seventeenth Century Book
✏Book Title : Writing North America in the Seventeenth Century
✏Author : Catherine Armstrong
✏Publisher : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
✏Release Date : 2007
✏Pages : 226
✏ISBN : 0754657000
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Writing North America in the Seventeenth Century Book Summary : Examining a range of seventeenth century literature, including travel narratives, promotional literature, plays, poetry and journals, this book examines the ways in which the geography and nature of the new colonies of North America were represented, both by the settlers themselves and commentators in Renaissance England. This is a valuable addition to literature of colonial history, transatlantic history, and the cultural world of early modern England.

Visions Of Empire Political Imagery In Contemporary American Film Book
✏Book Title : Visions of Empire Political Imagery in Contemporary American Film
✏Author : Stephen Prince
✏Publisher : ABC-CLIO
✏Release Date : 1992-06-30
✏Pages : 232
✏ISBN : 9780313391064
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Visions of Empire Political Imagery in Contemporary American Film Book Summary : Visions of Empire explores film's function as a medium of political communication, recognizing not just the propaganda film, but the various ways that conventional narrative films embody, question, or critique established social values underlying American attitudes toward historical, social, and political events. Stephen Prince discusses Hollywood film productions of the 1980s in terms of salient political issues of the period, including anxieties about declining U.S. military power, the wars in Central America and the prospects for U.S. intervention, the legacy of the Vietnam War, and urban decay. In analyzing these images and narratives, the author also describes and evaluates the cinematic styles available in the Hollywood tradition to filmmakers who address political issues. Chapter 1 establishes the theoretical framework by considering features of the political landscape of the Reagan era. Theories about political representation and the place of ideology in film are also examined. Chapters 2 through 5 focus on the major cycles of political films. Chapter 2 examines the new Cold War films which played upon fears of the Soviet menace (Rambo, Invasion USA, Red Dawn, and Top Gun). Chapter 3 discusses the small group of films--Under Fire, Salvador, El Norte and others--that addressed the wars in Latin America and the ways they explained the origins of the conflicts and the U.S. role therein. Various histories and mythologies on film of the Vietnam War are examined in Chapter 4 as examples of the symbolic reconstruction of social memory. Chapter 5 looks at politicized science fiction films (Blade Runner, Aliens, Robocop, and Total Recall) offering critical commentaries on the pathologies of contemporary urban society and capitalism.

Authority Autonomy And Representation In American Literature 1776 1865 Book
✏Book Title : Authority Autonomy and Representation in American Literature 1776 1865
✏Author : Mark R. Patterson
✏Publisher : Princeton University Press
✏Release Date : 2014-07-14
✏Pages : 280
✏ISBN : 9781400859627
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Authority Autonomy and Representation in American Literature 1776 1865 Book Summary : From the Revolutionary War to the Civil War, a familiar scene appears and reappears in American literature: a speaker stands before a crowd of men and women, attempting to mitigate their natural suspicions in order to form a body of federated wills. In this important study of the relationship of literature and politics, Mark Patterson argues that this scene restates political issues in literary terms and embodies the essential problems of American democracy facing both politicians and writers: What is autonomy? How does representation work? Where does true authority lie? Beginning with the debate over ratification of the United States Constitution, Patterson follows out the complex literary consequences of these questions. A work of literary history and criticism, this study also offers valuable insights into matters of political and literary theory. In separate chapters on Benjamin Frankin, Hugh Henry Brackenridge, and Charles Brockden Brown in the post-Revolutionary period and on Fenimore Cooper, Emerson, and Melville in the antebellum period, Patterson provides a series of brilliant readings of major texts in order to describe how American writers have conflated political and literary concerns as a means to their own social authority. Originally published in 1988. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.