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

Autor: Miles Orvell
Editora: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2012.
Edição/Formato   Livro : InglêsVer todas as edições e 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,  Ler mais...
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Tipo de Documento: Livro
Todos os Autores / Contribuintes: Miles Orvell
ISBN: 9780807835685 0807835684
Número OCLC: 777327493
Descrição: xiii, 286 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Conteúdos: 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.
Responsabilidade: Miles Orvell.

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