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The death and life of Main Street : small towns in American memory, space and community

Autor: Miles Orvell
Editorial: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2012.
Edición/Formato:   Print book : Inglés (eng)Ver todas las ediciones y todos los formatos
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"For more than a century, the term "Main Street" has conjured up nostalgic images of American small-town life. Representations exist all around us, from fiction and film to the architecture of shopping malls and Disneyland. All the while, the nation has become increasingly diverse, exposing tensions within this ideal. In Main Street, Miles Orvell wrestles with the mythic allure of the small town in all its forms,  Leer más
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Tipo de documento: Libro/Texto
Todos autores / colaboradores: Miles Orvell
ISBN: 9780807835685 0807835684 9781469617558 1469617552
Número OCLC: 777327493
Descripción: xiii, 286 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contenido: Main street mythologies --
Fighting extinction: the reinvention of Main Street --
Living on Main Street: Sinclair Lewis and the great cultural divide --
Main Street as memory --
Main Street: belonging and not belonging --
Utopian dreams: from Forest Hills to Greenbelt --
Rethinking suburbia: Levittown or the new urbanism? --
Main Street in the city --
Conclusion: consuming Main Street.
Responsabilidad: Miles Orvell.
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An admirable job of mapping the symbolic meanings of small-town America. . . . Lucid and engaging.--"Journal of Historical Geography"

 
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