Supremely American

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Author: Nicholas E. Tawa
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810852952
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Category : Music
Languages : en
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by Nicholas E. Tawa, Supremely American Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Supremely American books, This is a study of the way in which popular words and music relate to American life. The question of what popular song was, and why it came into existence, as well as how each song fit within the context of the larger 20th Century society are considered and explained clearly and fruitfully. Songs of the Jazz Age and Swing Era are considered primarily in terms of song-types and their relation to the times. Post World War II songs are shown to have splintered into a multitude of different styles and variations within each style. Many 20th Century songs came to be closely identified with particular singers and performance groups, shifting the attention to the styles identified with particular performers and the audiences they reached. Tawa avoids overly-technical vocabulary, making this examination of hundreds of popular songs accessible to a wide variety of readers seeking to better their understanding of the often perplexing musical landscape of the time.


Our America

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Author: Walter Benn Michaels
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822320647
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Category : Social Science
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by Walter Benn Michaels, Our America Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Our America books, Arguing that the contemporary commitment to the importance of cultural identity has renovated rather than replaced an earlier commitment to racial identity, Walter Benn Michaels asserts that the idea of culture, far from constituting a challenge to racism, is actually a form of racism. Our America offers both a provocative reinterpretation of the role of identity in modernism and a sustained critique of the role of identity in postmodernism. “We have a great desire to be supremely American,” Calvin Coolidge wrote in 1924. That desire, Michaels tells us, is at the very heart of American modernism, giving form and substance to a cultural movement that would in turn redefine America’s cultural and collective identity—ultimately along racial lines. A provocative reinterpretation of American modernism, Our America also offers a new way of understanding current debates over the meaning of race, identity, multiculturalism, and pluralism. Michaels contends that the aesthetic movement of modernism and the social movement of nativism came together in the 1920s in their commitment to resolve the meaning of identity—linguistic, national, cultural, and racial. Just as the Johnson Immigration Act of 1924, which excluded aliens, and the Indian Citizenship Act of the same year, which honored the truly native, reconceptualized national identity, so the major texts of American writers such as Cather, Faulkner, Hurston, and Williams reinvented identity as an object of pathos—something that can be lost or found, defended or betrayed. Our America is both a history and a critique of this invention, tracing its development from the white supremacism of the Progressive period through the cultural pluralism of the Twenties. Michaels’s sustained rereading of the texts of the period—the canonical, the popular, and the less familiar—exposes recurring concerns such as the reconception of the image of the Indian as a symbol of racial purity and national origins, the relation between World War I and race, contradictory appeals to the family as a model for the nation, and anxieties about reproduction that subliminally tie whiteness and national identity to incest, sterility, and impotence.


Choice

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Category : Academic libraries
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American Writers

American Writers PDF Book Details:
Author: Gale Group
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
ISBN: 9780684806372
Size: 71.26 MB
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Category : American literature
Languages : en
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by Gale Group, American Writers Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download American Writers books, Contains biographical and critical essays on the work of important American writers. Presents scholar-signed essays prepared by experts in the field.


Passing For American

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Author: Susan Marie Marren
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Category : American fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 410
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Encyclopedia Of American Cultural And Intellectual History

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Author: Mary Kupiec Cayton
Publisher: Macmillan Reference USA
ISBN: 9780684805580
Size: 59.36 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 876
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The American

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Category : Business
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Home Rule

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Author: David R. Cantrell
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American Ingenuity

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Author: James S. Wamsley
Publisher: ABRAMS
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by James S. Wamsley, American Ingenuity Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download American Ingenuity books, Text and photos relate the history of the United States using the Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village holdings in Dearborn, Michigan.