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Florida in the popular imagination : essays on the cultural landscape of the Sunshine State

Author: Steve Glassman
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Critical discussion of popular culture in Florida, which began drawing winter visitors before the Civil War (now boasts a hundred million+ visitors annually). These essays explore many facets of Florida's culture: Mickey; Shamu; early tourist sites; Key West and its favorite son Ernest Hemingway; and an overview of several iconic Florida institutions (Daytona 500, Spring Break)"--Provided by publisher.
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Florida in the popular imagination.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2009
(OCoLC)777739753
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steve Glassman
ISBN: 9780786439645 0786439645
OCLC Number: 263493013
Description: viii, 276 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Mickey, mammals, movies, and more : a theme park extravaganza / Joy M. Banks --
Before the mouse : from glass-bottom boats to Gatorland / Keith L. Huneycutt --
Where being gay isn't a drag / Margaret Mishoe and Michael Perez --
The architecture of dreams / Jeff Morgan --
Weathering the climate / Steve Glassman --
Taking to the water / Duncan H. Haynes --
Sunsets, sunglasses, and celebrities on the small screen / Valerie E. Kasper --
Dangerous game : snakes, gators and one-ton sharks / Steve Glassman --
Hollywood east / Linda B. Moore --
"'If you don't like this town get out and stay out'" : Ernest Hemingway's Key West / E. Stone Shiflet and James H. Meredith --
The space coast : where dreams meet possibilities / Tammy Powley --
Cuban Miami : manufacturing Casablanca / Rafael Miguel Montes --
The Highwaymen and other black icons / Edmondson Asgill --
The dazzling lure of treasure hunting / Kathleen Robinson --
Snowbirds seek solar solace / Steven Knapp and Sarah M. Mallonee --
Spring break / Jeff Morgan and Salena Coller --
Motorsports rev up the economy / Alan Pratt --
Peculiar presidential politics among the palm trees / Steve Glassman.
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Discusses the popular culture in one of the United States' most distinctive states, Florida, which boasts of millions of visitors annually. This book explores many facets of Florida's culture.  Read more...

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"full of interest and variety...a very good book...high quality, well written and quite evidently thoroughly researched."--Midwest Book Review; "an entertaining and educational read"--The Florida Read more...

 
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