From Wiseguys To Wise Men

Author by : Fred L. Gardaphe
Language : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : While this figure has been a part of American literature since even before Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby, it has only been with the revolution in cinema, and the work of Francis Ford Coppola and Martin Scorsese that the figure of the gangster has been humanized and disseminated on a large scale. Gardaphe investigates the role of the gangster in their films, as well as the literature of such great Italian American writers as Mario Puzo and Gay Talese. By looking at the cultural icon of the gangster through the lens of gender and masculinity From Wiseguys to Wise Men presents new insights into material that has been part of American culture for close to 100 years.


From Wiseguys To Wise Men

Author by : Fred Gardaphe
Language : en
Publisher by : Taylor & Francis
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Total Read : 99
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Description : The gangster, in the hands of the Italian American artist, becomes a telling figure in the tale of American race, gender, and ethnicity - a figure that reflects the autobiography of an immigrant group just as it reflects the fantasy of a native population. From Wiseguys to Wise Men studies the figure of the gangster and explores its social function in the construction and projection of masculinity in the United States. By looking at the cultural icon of the gangster through the lens of gender, this book presents new insights into material that has been part of American culture for close to 100 years.


From Wiseguys To Wise Men

Author by : Fred Gardaphe
Language : en
Publisher by : Routledge
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 40
Total Download : 133
File Size : 52,5 Mb
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Description : The gangster, in the hands of the Italian American artist, becomes a telling figure in the tale of American race, gender, and ethnicity - a figure that reflects the autobiography of an immigrant group just as it reflects the fantasy of a native population. From Wiseguys to Wise Men studies the figure of the gangster and explores its social function in the construction and projection of masculinity in the United States. By looking at the cultural icon of the gangster through the lens of gender, this book presents new insights into material that has been part of American culture for close to 100 years.


Mafia Movies

Author by : Dana Renga
Language : en
Publisher by : University of Toronto Press
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Total Read : 33
Total Download : 261
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Description : Mafia Movies: A Reader provides incisive interpretations of over fifty films and television programs about the Italian and Italian-American Mafias.


The Media And The Models Of Masculinity

Author by : Mark Moss
Language : en
Publisher by : Lexington Books
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Total Read : 29
Total Download : 326
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Description : Employing the most recent works in the a variety of different disciplines, Mark Moss's The Media and the Models of Masculinity makes the current discourse(s) on masculinity accessible to students in media studies, men's studies, and history. By engaging in critical discussions on everything from fashion, to domestic space, to sports and television, readers will be privy to a modern and fascinating account of the diverse and dominant perceptions of and on masculine culture.


A Companion To Martin Scorsese

Author by : Aaron Baker
Language : en
Publisher by : John Wiley & Sons
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Total Read : 76
Total Download : 854
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Description : A Companion to Martin Scorsese is a comprehensive collection of original essays assessing the career of one of America’s most prominent contemporary filmmakers. Contains contributions from prominent scholars in North America and Europe that use a variety of analytic approaches Offers fresh interpretations of some of Scorsese’s most influential films, including Mean Streets, Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, Goodfellas, Gangs of New York, and Hugo Considers Scorsese's place within the history of American and world cinema; his work in relation to auteur theory; the use of popular music and various themes such as violence, ethnicity, religion, sexuality, gender, and race in his films, and more


What Is Masculinity

Author by : J. Arnold
Language : en
Publisher by : Springer
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Total Read : 32
Total Download : 802
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Description : Across history, the ideas and practices of male identity have varied much between time and place: masculinity proves to be a slippery concept, not available to all men, sometimes even applied to women. This book analyses the dynamics of 'masculinity' as both an ideology and lived experience - how men have tried, and failed, to be 'Real Men'.


Frank Lentricchia

Author by : Thomas DePietro
Language : en
Publisher by : Guernica Editions
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Total Read : 38
Total Download : 267
File Size : 44,5 Mb
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Description : This collection introduces and celebrates Frank Lentricchia's career with essays by Philip Tinari, Kit Wallingford, Vince Passaro, Jody McAuliffe, Fred L. Gardaphe, Thomas Hove, Jennifer Wellman, Nicholas Birns, Andrew DuBois, Daniel O'Hara, and Gina Masucci-Mackenzie. The introduction, interview, bibliography and biography are by the editor.


30 New Testament Quick Skits For Kids

Author by : Steven James
Language : en
Publisher by : Standard Publishing
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Total Read : 33
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Description : This book provides quick and creative ways for teachers to have kids help retell New Testament Bible stories. This readers' theater performance style is fun because there aren't any lines to memorize. Enjoy this library of favorite Bible stories and storytelling techniques developed by award-winning author and professional storyteller Steven James. Each book includes creative storytelling techniques especially suited to help teachers tell God’s story and involve children in the Bible story.


Jeremiah Great But Small

Author by : Linda Porras
Language : en
Publisher by : Xlibris Corporation
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Total Read : 37
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Description : Jeremiah is a precocious child, and while very intelligent and advanced in his “3 R’s,” is still an active little boy. He sees the world as a wonderous place and takes many things he sees and hears at face value. Above all, he wants to please his parents, his teachers, and most of all, God. In this story, people in Jeremiah’s world learn what it is like to see life “through the eyes of a child,” and how important it is to safeguard and enjoy them for the short time they are entrusted to us.