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Author Rieser, Klaus.
Title ConFiguring America [electronic resource] : iconic figures, visuality, and the American identity / edited by Klaus Rieser, Michael Fuchs, and Michael Phillips.
Publication Info. Bristol ; Chicago : Intellect, 2013.
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Description 1 online resource.
Contents Cover; Half Title; Title; Copyright; Table of Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction: Theorizing Iconic Figures; PART I: Icons and the Struggle over Meaning; Chapter 1: 'Just Like You', But Not Like Us: Staging National Belonging, MultiracialFemininity, and Collective Memory in the American Girl Family; Chapter 2: Behind the Brown Mask: Joe Louis' Face and the Construction of Racial Mythologies; Chapter 3: LeBron James and the Web of Discourse: Iconic Sports Figures andSemantic Struggles; PART II: Appropriating Iconic Figures; Chapter 4: O Superman: The Many Faces of the Man of Steel.
Chapter 5: Thirty Are Better Than One: Marilyn Monroe and the Performance of AmericannessChapter 6: Queering Cowboys, Queering Futurity: The Re/Construction of American Cowboy Masculinity; Chapter 7: Iconizing Radical Change: How Gary Cooper Led Poland to Freedom; PART III: The Mutability and Abstraction of Iconic Figures; Chapter 8: The Embodiment of a Nation: The Iconicity of Uncle Sam and the Construction of a Conflicted National Identity; Chapter 9: Lois Lane: The Making of a Girl Reporter.
Chapter 10: War in Four Colors: The Battle between Superman and Captain America for America's Hearts and Minds during World War IIChapter 11: Myth and Materiality: The Duality of Grace Kelly; Chapter 12: 'Its Own Special Attraction': Meditations on Martyrdom and the Iconicity of Civil Rights Widows; Contributors; Index; Back Cover.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Perth, W.A. Available via World Wide Web.
Note Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on April 10, 2013).
Subject Popular culture -- United States.
Added Author Ebooks Corporation
Related To Print version: Rieser, Klaus ConFiguring America : Iconic Figures, Visuality, and the American Identity Bristol : Intellect, c2013 9781841506357
ISBN 9781841507620
1841507628
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