This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: Clemons writes an interesting and readable history of the construction of a cultural identitythe 'Texan'on the local and global levels, making clear what is unique and what is commonplace about that identity. This is a significant contribution to the fieldthere is nothing else like itand this book will take its place with recent cultural histories exploring, for example, Buffalo Bill and the Wild West show, rudeness and civility in nineteenth-century America, and constructions of gender. Codice inventario libreria
Riassunto: Ask anyone to name an archetypal Texan, and you're likely to get a larger-than-life character from film or television (say John Wayne's "Davy Crockett" or J. R. Ewing of TV's "Dallas") or a politician with that certain swagger (think LBJ or George W. Bush). That all of these figures are white and male and bursting with self-confidence is no accident, asserts Leigh Clemons. In this thoughtful study of what makes a "Texan," she reveals how Texan identity grew out of the history - and, even more, the myth - of the heroic deeds performed by Anglo men during the Texas Revolution and the years of the Republic and how this identity is constructed and maintained by theatre and other representational practices.Clemons looks at a wide range of venues in which "Texanness" is performed, including historic sites such as the Alamo, the battlefield at Goliad, and the San Jacinto Monument; museums such as the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum; seasonal outdoor dramas such as "Texas! at Palo Duro Canyon"; films such as John Wayne's "The Alamo" and the "IMAX's Alamo: The Price of Freedom"; plays and TV shows such as the "Tuna" trilogy, "Dallas", and "King of the Hill"; and the "Cavalcade of Texas" performance at the 1936 Texas Centennial. She persuasively demonstrates that these performances have created a Texan identity that has become a brand, a commodity that can be sold to the public and even manipulated for political purposes.
L'autore: LEIGH CLEMONS is Associate Professor of Theatre and Women's and Gender Studies at Louisiana State University.
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Descrizione libro University of Texas Press, 2008. Hardcover. Condizione libro: As New. Condizione sovraccoperta: As New. 1 This book is like new; no remainder marks. Dustjacket does have some shelfwear. Inside pages are clean. ; 9.50 X 6.20 X 0.90 inches; 202 pages. Codice libro della libreria 022113-554-190
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Descrizione libro University of Texas Press 2008-08-15, 2008. Hardcover. Condizione libro: good. 0292718071. Codice libro della libreria 522778
Descrizione libro University of Texas Press, 2008. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0292718071
Descrizione libro University of Texas Press, 2008. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Codice libro della libreria P020292718071
Descrizione libro University of Texas Press, 2008. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110292718071