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The Resource American road narratives : reimagining mobility in literature and film, Ann Brigham

American road narratives : reimagining mobility in literature and film, Ann Brigham

Label
American road narratives : reimagining mobility in literature and film
Title
American road narratives
Title remainder
reimagining mobility in literature and film
Statement of responsibility
Ann Brigham
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The freedom to go anywhere and become anyone has profoundly shaped our national psyche. Transforming our sense of place and identity--whether in terms of social and economic status, or race and ethnicity, or gender and sexuality--American mobility is perhaps nowhere more vividly captured than in the image of the open road. From pioneer trails to the latest car commercial, the road looms large as a form of expansiveness and opportunity. Too often it is the celebratory idea of the road as a free-floating zone moving the traveler beyond the typical concerns of space and time that dominates the discussion. Rather than thinking of mobility as an escape from cultural tensions, however, Ann Brigham proposes that we understand mobility as a mode of engagement with them. She explores the genre of road narratives to show how mobility both thrives on and attempts to manage shifting conflicts about space and society in the United States. From the earliest transcontinental automobile narratives from the 1910s, through classics like Jack Kerouac's On the Road and the film Thelma & Louise, up to post-9/11 narratives, Brigham traces the ways in which mobility has been imagined, created, and interrogated over the past century and shows how mobility promises, and threatens, to incorporate the outsider and to blur boundaries. Bringing together textual and cultural analysis, theories of spatiality, and sociohistorical frameworks, this book offers an invigoratingly different view of mobility and a new understanding of the road narrative's importance in American culture."--Publisher's description
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1962-
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Brigham, Ann
Dewey number
810.9/355
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS169.T74
LC item number
B75 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cultural frames, framing culture
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American literature
  • Travel in literature
  • Travelers' writings, American
Label
American road narratives : reimagining mobility in literature and film, Ann Brigham
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Publication
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-251) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Early road narratives and the "voyage into democracy" -- Post-World War II reorientations of racialized masculinity -- Troubling scale in women's road narratives of the 1980s and 1990s -- Agitating space and stories: late-twentieth-century native American road narratives -- Reviving (re)productivity: Post-9/11 stories of mobility in the homeland -- Epilogue: postrecession mobility, placing mythology
Control code
ocn893452422
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 262 pages
Isbn
9780813937243
Lccn
2014038234
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780813937502
  • (OCoLC)893452422
Label
American road narratives : reimagining mobility in literature and film, Ann Brigham
Publication
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-251) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Early road narratives and the "voyage into democracy" -- Post-World War II reorientations of racialized masculinity -- Troubling scale in women's road narratives of the 1980s and 1990s -- Agitating space and stories: late-twentieth-century native American road narratives -- Reviving (re)productivity: Post-9/11 stories of mobility in the homeland -- Epilogue: postrecession mobility, placing mythology
Control code
ocn893452422
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 262 pages
Isbn
9780813937243
Lccn
2014038234
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780813937502
  • (OCoLC)893452422

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