Encyclopedia Of Contemporary American Culture - Gregg Robert (Curatore); Mcdonogh Gary W. (Curatore); Wong Cindy H. (Curatore) | Libro Routledge 12/2000 - HOEPLI.it


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Encyclopedia of Contemporary American Culture

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Genere:Libro
Lingua: Inglese
Editore:

Routledge

Pubblicazione: 12/2000
Edizione: 1° edizione





Trama

This unique new title in the acclaimed "Encyclopedias of Contemporary Culture" series offers a wide definition of culture--including age groups, cities, civil rights, consumption, ethnicity, production, sports, technology and transportation alongside film, literature, music and visual arts. Entries give contextual information as well as factual details and coverage spans from the End of World War II to the present day.
The 1200+ entries include:
"affirmative action * Baby Boom * James Baldwin * Beat generation * censorship * coffee houses *" "disaster movies * Brett Easton Ellis * environmentalism * freedom/liberty * Gap (The) * homelessness * homophobia * individualism * internet * Ivy League * Quincy Jones * jukeboxes * Levittown * Liberace * life cycles * malls * marijuana * Eugene McCarthy * Microsoft * migration *" "minorities and television * National Rifle Association [NRA] * old age * Sylvia Plath * quinceanos * racial profiling * refugees * Roe vs. Wade * Scientology * sitcoms* soap operas * strikes * suicide * teenagers * Times Square * Time Warner * tipping * unions * Vietnam War * volleyball" "* White flight * yuppies *" and many more...
Consultant editors: Sandra Gilchrist, "University of South Florida; " Rick Halpern, "University College, London; " Gail Henson, "Bellarmine College, Louisville; " James Kraus, "Stony Point; " Dewar Macleod, "University of Montclair; "Ed Miller, "City" "University of New York "Randall Miller, "Saint Joseph's University; "Enrique Sacerio-Gari, "Bryn Mawr College"
Includes extensive cross-referencing and a thematic contents list with suggestions for further reading and index.




Note Editore

As a meeting point for world cultures, the USA is characterized by its breadth and diversity. Acknowledging that diversity is the fundamental feature of American culture, this volume is organized around a keen awareness of race, gender, class and space and with over 1,200 alphabetically-arranged entries - spanning 'the American century' from the end of World War II to the present day - the Encyclopedia provides a one-stop source for insightful and stimulating coverage of all aspects of that culture.Entries range from short definitions to longer overview essays and with full cross-referencing, extensive indexing, and a thematic contents list, this volume provides an essential cultural context for both teachers and students of American studies, as well as providing fascinating insights into American culture for the general reader. The suggestions for further reading, which follows most entries, are also invaluable guides to more specialized sources.




Sommario

Contents include: * Woody Allen * Beat generation * Bill of Rights * blaxploitation films * culture wars * Brett Easton Ellis * environmentalism * freedom/liberty * infertility * Quincy Jones * Liberace * marijuana * Eugene McCarthy * Microsoft * old age * Pacific Rim * Sylvia Plath * race and ethnicity * refugees * Scientology * Paul Simon * strikes * teenagers * Time Warner







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Altre Informazioni

ISBN:

9780415161619

Condizione: Nuovo
Collana: Encyclopedias of Contemporary Culture
Dimensioni: 10 x 7 in Ø 3.65 lb
Formato: Copertina rigida
Pagine Arabe: 876






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