Pop culture and the dark side of the American dream : con men, gangsters, drug lords, and zombies (eBook, 2019) [WorldCat.org]
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Pop culture and the dark side of the American dream : con men, gangsters, drug lords, and zombies

Author: Paul A Cantor
Publisher: Lexington, Kentucky : University Press of Kentucky, [2019] ©2019.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
What is the American dream, and why has it proven so elusive for many people? By examining popular culture's portrayal of the dark side of the American dream, this text seeks to answer these questions.

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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paul A Cantor
ISBN: 9780813177328 0813177324
OCLC Number: 1286755490
Description: 1 online resource (1 recurso electrónico.)
Contents: Aristocracy in America: Huckleberry Finn and the democratic art of imposture --
The talented Mr. Dukenfield: W.C. Fields and the American dream --
"I believe in America": the Godfather films and the immigrant's tragedy --
The Macbeth of meth: Breaking bad and the tragedy of Walter White --
The apocalyptic strain in popular culture: the American nightmare becomes the American dream.
Responsibility: Paul A. Cantor.

Abstract:

The many con men, gangsters, and drug lords portrayed in popular culture are examples of the dark side of the American dream. Cantor demonstrates that, at its best, popular culture raises thoughtful  Read more...

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