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Soured on the system : disaffected men in 20th century American film

Author: Robert T Schultz
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This work analyzes popular films produced in the years of significant historical change from 1946 to the end of the twentieth century. Disaffected male characters represent traditional values of independent thought and action as they negotiate life in the "organized system" (corporate life and the consumer culture) increasingly demanding dependence and conformity, which they resist"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert T Schultz
ISBN: 9780786469918 0786469919
OCLC Number: 791643135
Description: x, 228 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Preface --
Introduction: the roots and early cultural representations of discontented and disaffected men, 1853-1945 --
Negotiating corporate life: adapting to the organized system in the 1940s and 1950s --
Gunslingers and gangsters in the age of corporate combinations: the veiled struggle against the force that is evil in Joe McCarthy's America --
Similar criticisms, dissimilar solutions: the 1960s and 1970s --
Blowing up and dropping out: awakenings, agency and militancy at the end of the century --
Conclusion: disaffected men and resistance in American culture.
Responsibility: Robert T. Schultz.

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"This work analyzes popular films produced in the years of significant historical change from 1946 to the end of the twentieth century. Disaffected male characters represent traditional values of independent thought and action as they negotiate life in the "organized system" (corporate life and the consumer culture) increasingly demanding dependence and conformity, which they resist"--Provided by publisher.

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"Recommended." -- Choice "Choice" "Schultz's broad perspective provides insight into classic films that has not been provided by film scholars." -- David W. Noble, Professor Emeritus, University of Read more...

 
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