American Mobilities

Geographies of Class, Race, and Gender in US Culture

American Mobilities investigates representations of mobility – social, economic, geographic – in American film and literature during the Depression, WWII, and the early Cold War. With an emphasis on the dual meaning of "domestic," referring to both the family home and the nation, this study traces the important trope of mobility that runs through the "American" century. Juxtaposing canonical fiction with popular, and low-budget independent films with Classical Hollywood, Leyda brings the analytic tools of American cultural and literary studies to bear on an eclectic array of primary texts as she builds a case for the significance of mobility in the study of the United States.

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2016-02-17, 216 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8376-3455-6

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Julia Leyda

Julia Leyda, Freie Universität Berlin, Deutschland

Author(s)
Julia Leyda
Book title
American Mobilities Geographies of Class, Race, and Gender in US Culture
Publisher
transcript Verlag
Pages
216
Features
kart.
ISBN
978-3-8376-3455-6
DOI
Commodity Group
1510
BIC-Code
JFC DSB HBJK
BISAC-Code
SOC022000 LIT004020 HIS036000
THEMA-Code
JBCC DSB NHK
Release date
2016-02-17
Edition
1
Topics
Kultur, Amerika, Literatur, Film
Readership
Geography, American Studies, Literary Studies, Film Studies
Keywords/Tags
Literature, Film, Culture, USA, Mobility, Capital Flows, Labour Flows, Contemporary History, Great Depression, Global Financial Crisis, Cultural Studies, America, American Studies, American History, Cultural History

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