American Icons [3 volumes]: An Encyclopedia of the People, by Dennis R. Hall, Susan G. Hall
By Dennis R. Hall, Susan G. Hall
;American Icons: An Encyclopedia of the folks, locations, 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 folk, 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 effect our tradition, and colour the best way the US is perceived by means of the realm. This A-to-Z number of essays explores multiple hundred humans, areas, and phenomena that experience taken on iconic prestige in American tradition. the students and writers whose strategies are accumulated during this designated three-volume set learn those icons via a various array of views and fields of craftsmanship. starting from the Alamo to Muhammad Ali, from John Wayne to the zipper, this option of yank icons represents crucial parts of our tradition, together with legislation, artwork, foodstuff, faith, and technology. that includes greater than a hundred illustrations, this paintings will function a distinct source for college students of yank heritage and tradition. The interdisciplinary students during this paintings learn what it capacity while anything is categorized as an "icon." What universal gains do the folk, locations, and issues we deem to be iconic proportion? to start with, an icon generates powerful responses in humans, it usually stands for a gaggle of values (John Wayne), it displays forces of its time, it may be reshaped or prolonged by means of imitation, and it frequently breaks down limitations among a variety of segments of yankee tradition, akin to those who exist among white and black the US, or among low and high artwork. The essays contained during this set research a majority of these features of yank icons from a number of views and during a full of life diversity of rhetoric kinds. 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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Their fears were realized when, soon after becoming the new champ, Cassius made three announcements. K. was killed. At first, in an interview in which he was photographed standing next to Malcolm X, he said his temporary name was Cassius X; a short while later, he said his permanent one would be Muhammad Ali. This moment was arguably the most important event in the public life of the most prominent international athlete of the last part of the last century. What is not arguable is that it was the moment when the adult began to replace the teenager, when the icon began to supersede the Muhammad Ali standing over a fallen Sonny individual.
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