Mob Culture Hidden Histories of the American Gangster Film

Mob Culture
Auteur: Lee Grieveson
  • 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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Taal
Engels
Bindwijze
Paperback
Verschijningsdatum
april 2005
Aantal pagina's
326 pagina's
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Auteur(s)
Lee Grieveson
Redacteur
Lee Grieveson
Co-redacteur
Esther Sonnet

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9780813535579

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231 g
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156 mm
Verpakking hoogte
23 mm
Verpakking lengte
235 mm

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