Mob Culture Hidden Histories of the American Gangster Film

Auteur: Lee Grieveson
Taal: Engels
Mob Culture
  • Engels
  • Paperback
  • 9780813535579
  • april 2005
  • 326 pagina's
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Sinister, swaggering, yet often sympathetic, the figure of the gangster has stolen and murdered its way into the hearts of American cinema audiences. Despite the enduring popularity of the gangster film, however, traditional criticism has focused almost entirely on a few canonical movies such as Little Caesar, Public Enemy, and The Godfather trilogy, resulting in a limited and distorted understanding of this diverse and changing genre. Mob Culture offers a long-awaited, fresh look at the American gangster film, exposing its hidden histories from the Black Hand gangs of the early twentieth century to The Sopranos. Departing from traditional approaches that have typically focused on the nature of the gangster, the editors have collected essays that engage the larger question of how the meaning of criminality has changed over time. Grouped into three thematic sections, the essays examine gangster films through the lens of social, gender, and racial/ethnic issues. Destined to become a classroom favorite, Mob Culture is an indispensable reference for future work in the genre.

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'This book does a fine job at what it sets out to do - to redefine the American gangster genre.'William Luhr, Saint Peter's College'Mob Cultures uncovers new aspects of the gangster genre, from its dress codes to its relation to government investigation, from gangsters on nickelodeon screens to HBO series, from Tong wars in Chinatown to the African American gangster in race films. Think you know the gangster genre? Read this book and discover dimensions you never dreamed of.'Tom Gunning, University of Chicago

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Taal
Engels
Bindwijze
Paperback
Verschijningsdatum
2005-04-01
Aantal pagina's
326 pagina's
Illustraties
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Auteur
Lee Grieveson
Redacteur
Lee Grieveson
Co-redacteur
Peter Stanfield
Uitgever
Rutgers University Press

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9780813535579

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NUR code
674
Oorspronkelijke releasedatum
2005-04-30
Subtitel
Hidden Histories of the American Gangster Film
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