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Elvis culture : fans, faith, & image

Author: Erika Lee Doss
Publisher: Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas, ©1999.
Series: Culture America.
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It doesn't matter how you remember him - rockabilly rebel, all-American boy, B-movie idol, patriotic GI, or Las Vegas superstar. Elvis Presley is the most enduring image in American popular culture. This book explains why. In researching Elvis Culture, Doss discovered that the visual image of Elvis endures because it was so carefully constructed from the start. Sifting through the visual glut of Elvisiana, she looks
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Doss, Erika Lee.
Elvis culture.
Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas, ©1999
(OCoLC)639600338
Named Person: Elvis Presley; Elvis Presley; Elvis Presley; Elvis Presley
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Erika Lee Doss
ISBN: 0700609482 9780700609482 0700613374 9780700613373
OCLC Number: 40043510
Description: xiii, 289 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Series Title: Culture America.
Responsibility: Erika Doss.

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This text explains why Elvis Presley is an enduring image in American popular culture. It demonstrates the power of pictures in visual culture and reveals much about American attitudes toward  Read more...

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"An intelligent cultural analysis of one of this century's most revered, reviled, and reviewed fan phenomena." - Publishers Weekly; "An exuberantly detailed and illustrated study that succeeds in Read more...

 
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