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 : 32
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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 : 19
Total Download : 273
File Size : 45,9 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 : 27
Total Download : 458
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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 : 71
Total Download : 923
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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
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 54
Total Download : 377
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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


The Three Wise Guys

Author by : Mike Thaler
Language : en
Publisher by : Zonderkidz
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Total Read : 14
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Description : From the author and artist of the Tales from the Back Pew series comes a perfect Christmas holiday story for every child who is going to be part of his very first church Christmas pageant. In Three Wise Guys, our young hero is heading to church for Christmas pageant rehearsal. The only part in the play he wants is no part. But the Sunday school teacher says he’ll be a wise guy on stage. What can he do to get out of this? Or might this just be another fun adventure? Three Wise Guys: Part of the Tales from the Back Pew series Features full-color art by popular artist Jared Lee Kid-friendly and age appropriate humor Great Christmas gift idea for children ages 4-8


What Is Masculinity

Author by : J. Arnold
Language : en
Publisher by : Springer
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Total Read : 40
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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 : 51
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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.


Anti Italianism

Author by : W. Connell
Language : en
Publisher by : Springer
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Total Read : 42
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Description : There has been an odd reluctance on the part of historians of the Italian American experience to confront the discrimination faced by Italians and Americans of Italian ancestry. This volume is a bold attempt by an esteemed group of scholars and writers to discuss the question openly by charting the historical and cultural boundaries of stereotypes, prejudice, and assimilation. Contributors offer a continuous series of cultural encounters and experiences in television, literature, and film that deserve the attention of anyone interested in the larger themes of American history.