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Title US icons and iconicity / Walter W. Hölbling, Klaus Rieser, Susanne Rieser (eds.).

Imprint Wien : LIT, c2006.

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Location Call No. Status OPAC Message Public Note Gift Note
 Moore Stacks  E169.1 .U87 2006    Available  ---
Description 303 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Series American studies in Austria ; v. 4
American studies in Austria ; v. 4.
Note International conference proceedings, University of Graz, 2003.
Contents Preface : Icons as a discursive practice / Klaus Rieser -- Introduction / Walter W. Hölbling, Klaus Rieser, Susanne Rieser -- 1. History and politics -- On history, memory, and identity : the Vietnam Veterans Memorial as a lieu de mémoire / Birgit Schwelling -- 'In God we trust' or, how dollar bills represent and constitute the American nation - an attempt in cultural iconography / Heinz Tschachler -- Quoating Zapruder / Øyvind Vagnes -- 2. Literary figures and authors -- Rip Van Winkle on the stage : myth and icon of American origins / Nassim W. Balestrini -- Ideology and art : Pocahontas in three early American plays / Sämi Ludwig -- The killing icon : Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer / Allan Phillipson -- Gertrude Stein ; the making of a literary icon / Teresa Requena -- 3. Categories and stereotypes -- The mammy/Aunt Jemima as an American icon : Toni Morrison responds / Alice A. Deck -- Cherished as well as suspicious : femme femininities / Dagmar Fink -- Fat and class prejudice : America's two-body society / Greta Olson -- Trickster tracks in the works of Sherman Alexie / Jan Roush -- 4. Stars and heroes -- Astaire and Rogers : icons of American screen romance / Page Laws -- Sacred and profane icon-work : Jane Fonda and Elvis Presley / Bent Sørensen -- Reinventing Billy the Kid : the juvenile delinquent as icon / Arno Heller -- Captain America : from iconic American super soldier to anti heroic, conflicted embodiment of super power / Louis J. Kern.
Subject Popular culture -- United States -- Congresses.
Idols and images -- United States -- Congresses.
Stereotypes (Social psychology) -- United States -- Congresses.
Symbolism -- United States -- Congresses.
Added Author Hölbling, Walter.
Rieser-Wohlfarter, Klaus.
Rieser, Susanne E.
Added Title U.S. icons and iconicity
United States icons and iconicity
ISBN 3825886697 (pbk.)