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American mobilities : geographies of class, race, and gender in US culture / Julia Leyda.

Leyda, Julia, (author.).

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  • OCLC: ocn936962932
  • ISBN: 9783839434550 (electronic bk.)
  • ISBN: 3839434556 (electronic bk.)
  • ISBN: 9783837634556 (electronic bk.)
  • ISBN: 3837634558 (electronic bk.)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Published: Bielefeld :Transcript,[2016]
  • Publisher: Transcript, [2016]

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Note: A published record of the author's doctoral research, completed at the University of Washington between 1995 and 1998, and then substantially revised over subsequent years.
Title from PDF title page (EBSCOhost, viewed on Sept. 30, 2016).
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Contents: Reading white trash : class, race, and mobility in Faulkner and Le Sueur -- Incorporation and embodiment : gender, race, and space in Hurst and Himes -- Who's got the car keys? : geographic, economic, and social mobility in the magic kingdom of Los Angeles -- Black-audience westerns : race, nation, and mobility in the 1930s -- Space, class, city : imagined geographies of Maud Martha -- Home on the range : space, nation, and mobility in The searchers.
Summary: 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.-- Provided by publisher.
Information Relating to Copyright Status: This work is licensed under a Creative Commons license
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Subject: Migration, Internal > United States > History > 20th century.
Motion pictures > Social aspects > United States.
American literature > Social aspects > 20th century.
Social mobility > United States.
Human geography > United States.
Sex role > United States.
Popular culture > United States.
United States > Race relations.


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