By Dennis R. Hall, Susan G. Hall

ISBN-10: 0275984214

ISBN-13: 9780275984212

ISBN-10: 0275984303

ISBN-13: 9780275984304

ISBN-10: 0275984311

ISBN-13: 9780275984311

;American Icons: An Encyclopedia of the folk, areas, and issues that experience formed Our tradition КНИГИ ; КУЛЬТУРА и ИСКУССТВО Автор: Dennis R. corridor, Susan Grove corridor Название: American Icons: An Encyclopedia of the folk, locations, and issues that experience formed Our tradition Издательство: Greenwood PressГод: 2006 Формат: pdf Размер: 18 Mb Язык: английскийWhat do Madonna, Ray Charles, Mount Rushmore, suburbia, the banjo, and the Ford Mustang have in universal? even if we like, forget about, or deplore them, all of them impression our tradition, and colour the way in which the United States is perceived through the area. This A-to-Z selection of essays explores multiple hundred humans, locations, and phenomena that experience taken on iconic prestige in American tradition. the students and writers whose innovations are accumulated during this specified three-volume set study those icons via a various array of views and fields of craftsmanship. starting from the Alamo to Muhammad Ali, from John Wayne to the zipper, this feature of yankee icons represents crucial parts of our tradition, together with legislation, paintings, nutrients, faith, and technology. that includes greater than a hundred illustrations, this paintings will function a special source for college students of yankee heritage and tradition. The interdisciplinary students during this paintings research what it capacity while anything is categorized as an "icon." What universal gains do the folks, areas, and issues we deem to be iconic percentage? firstly, an icon generates robust responses in humans, it frequently stands for a gaggle of values (John Wayne), it displays forces of its time, it may be reshaped or prolonged through imitation, and it usually breaks down limitations among quite a few segments of yankee tradition, equivalent to those who exist among white and black the United States, or among low and high artwork. The essays contained during this set study these types of elements of yankee icons from a number of views and during a full of life variety of rhetoric kinds. one of the icons tested right here are:The Alamo Barbie Ray Charles James Dean Ford Mustang Jimi Hendrix Las Vegas Madonna McDonald's Peanuts direction sixty six Superman Viagra Wal-Mart Oprah Winfrey. rapidshare zero

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Smith, Marx). Virgil is perhaps best known for fostering this pastoral ideal in which humans live in close harmony with nature, enjoy nature’s bounties, and experience the tranquility and existential satisfaction that is supposedly absent from economically stratified, morally corrupt cities. Renaissance writers reiterated Virgil’s concerns, as did eighteenth-century English advocates of ‘‘country ideology,’’ which ‘‘set the country in opposition to the metropolis as the natural seat of all that was right and good’’ (Walbert).

12 AMERICAN ICONS moment when that individual ‘‘came out,’’ dropped his mask and, intuitively recognizing a certain destiny, put on the only attire that was ever designed to fit. K. ’’ To publicly ally yourself with Malcolm X a scant three months after the death of the Camelot president was impolitic; and Ali, who had been deferred from the draft because of his truly miserable math skills, was soon made eligible regardless. When he refused induction, claiming the status of a conscientious objector because of his Muslim faith, it took only twenty-four hours for the boxing authorities to strip him of his title and void his license; it would take nearly four years for our Supreme Court to advise us that we had punished someone for being, like so many others of his time, a sincere dissenter, and to convince skeptics (even black radicals like Amiri Baraka, who still called himself Leroi Jones) that his Islamic faith was genuine.

Again, he represented the new individualistic culture; again his opponent, George Foreman, stood for a complacent and uncritical status quo. But there was a difference. Until now, Ali had represented the democratic values he saw eroded in his country; the only thing left was to stand for all the people, and particularly perhaps for the disadvantaged and ignored, for what Westerners patronize as the Third World. When Ali went to Zaire it was as if the great statue in New York harbor had come itself to the tired and the poor, or like Mohammed going to the mountain.

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