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America is elsewhere : the noir tradition in the age of consumer culture

Author: Erik Dussere
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"America is Elsewhere provides a rigorous and creative reconsideration of hard-boiled crime fiction and the film noir tradition within three related postwar contexts: 1) the rise of the consumer republic in the United States after World War II 2) the challenge to traditional notions of masculinity posed by a new form of citizenship based in consumption, and 3) the simultaneous creation of "authenticity  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Film noir
Noir fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Erik Dussere
ISBN: 9780199969913 0199969914 9780199969920 0199969922 0199970734 9780199970735
OCLC Number: 870347305
Awards: Winner of Edgar Allan Poe Awards (Critical/Biographical) 2014
Description: x, 299 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Last chance Texaco: gas station noir --
The publishing class: detectives and executives in noir fiction --
The gumshoe vanishes: conspiracy film in the sixties era --
Flirters, deserters, wimps and pimps: Pynchon's two Americas --
Black ops: ghetto space and counterconspiracy --
Postmodern authenticity, or, cyberpunk --
The space of the clock: the corporation as genre in the Hudsucker Proxy.
Responsibility: Erik Dussere.

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America Is Elsewhere provides a rigorous consideration of key texts in hard-boiled and film noir traditions. While other studies have considered these texts in relation to consumption and Read more...

 
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