By Dennis R. Hall, Susan G. Hall
;American Icons: An Encyclopedia of the folks, 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 folks, areas, 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 impact our tradition, and colour the best way the US is perceived through the area. This A-to-Z selection of essays explores a couple of hundred humans, locations, and phenomena that experience taken on iconic prestige in American tradition. the students and writers whose recommendations are accrued during this exact three-volume set research 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 components of our tradition, together with legislation, paintings, foodstuff, faith, and technology. that includes greater than a hundred illustrations, this paintings will function a special source for college students of yank historical past and tradition. The interdisciplinary students during this paintings research what it potential whilst whatever is classified as an "icon." What universal gains do the folk, areas, and issues we deem to be iconic percentage? first of all, an icon generates powerful responses in humans, it frequently stands for a bunch of values (John Wayne), it displays forces of its time, it may be reshaped or prolonged by means of imitation, and it usually breaks down obstacles among a number of segments of yank tradition, comparable to those who exist among white and black the US, or among low and high paintings. The essays contained during this set research these kind of elements of yank icons from a number of views and during a full of life diversity of rhetoric types. one of the icons tested right here 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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