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By Dennis R. Hall, Susan G. Hall

ISBN-10: 0275984214

ISBN-13: 9780275984212

;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? no matter if we love, forget about, or deplore them, all of them impression our tradition, and colour the way in which the United States is perceived through the realm. This A-to-Z choice of essays explores multiple hundred humans, areas, and phenomena that experience taken on iconic prestige in American tradition. the students and writers whose options are amassed during this detailed three-volume set learn those icons via a various array of views and fields of workmanship. starting from the Alamo to Muhammad Ali, from John Wayne to the zipper, this option 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 different source for college kids of yankee historical past and tradition. The interdisciplinary students during this paintings learn 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? first of all, an icon generates powerful responses in humans, it usually stands for a bunch of values (John Wayne), it displays forces of its time, it may be reshaped or prolonged via imitation, and it usually breaks down obstacles among a variety of segments of yankee tradition, resembling those who exist among white and black the US, or among low and high artwork. The essays contained during this set study most of these features of yankee icons from various views and during a full of life variety of rhetoric kinds. one of the icons tested the following are:The Alamo Barbie Ray Charles James Dean Ford Mustang Jimi Hendrix Las Vegas Madonna McDonald's Peanuts path sixty six Superman Viagra Wal-Mart Oprah Winfrey. rapidshare zero

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And it was hard to tell who was having a better time, Ali or the children. All I could think was, I don’t care what anyone says, there’ll never be anyone like him again. (Hauser 280) 13 14 AMERICAN ICONS In the eleven years before he kayoed Foreman, Ali had fought out of country ten times (Toronto, Frankfurt, Zurich, Tokyo, Vancouver, Dublin, Djakarta, and three fights in London); for the seven years after and including the Foreman fight, and as if to reinforce his growing image as an international icon, he fought away from home six more times (Kinshaha, Kuala Lumpur, Quezon City, Puerto Rico, Munich, and Nassau).

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).

Democratic 7 8 AMERICAN ICONS ideals, serves to rationalize the Mexican community’s increased segregation and economic erosion. The image of treacherous Mexicans produced by the myth of the Alamo story justified the racist establishment of Jim Crow segregation throughout Texas. The myth of the Alamo that is represented in Martyrs, a myth constructed on the binary of good Texans versus evil Mexicans, or, in its least pejorative sense, the inaccurate representation of this history as one between Texans and Mexicans, has served as the foundation of all future tellings.

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