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Hit the Road, Jack: Essays on the Culture of the American Road

edited by Gordon E. Slethaug, Stacilee Ford
Format
Book
Published
Montréal [Quebec] ; Ithaca [N.Y.] : McGill-Queen's University Press, 2012.
Language
English
ISBN
9780773540750 (hbk. : acid-free paper), 077354075X (hbk. : acid-free paper), 9780773540767 (pbk. : acid-free paper), 0773540768 (pbk. : acid-free paper)
Contents
  • Mapping the trope : a historical and cultural journey / Gordon E. Slethaug
  • Politics, people moving, and the American myth of the road / Max J. Skidmore
  • The road in American vernacular music / Susan Kuyper
  • "So that we as a race might have something authentic to travel by" : African-American automobility and Cold-War liberalism / Cotten Seiler
  • Witnesses, wanderers, and writers : women on the "beat" road / Eleanor Elson Heginbotham
  • Assassin in a three-piece suit : Slow fire, minimalism, and the eighties / Paul Attinello
  • Complicating The simple life : reality television and the road / Stacilee Ford
  • Postmodern masculinities in recent buddy and solo road films / Gordon E. Slethaug
  • Transamerica : queer cinema in the middle of the road / Gina Marchetti
  • Fools on the American road : "Gimpel the fool, " The Frisco kid, and Forrest Gump / Wendy Zierler
  • Generically mobile : the projection of protocol from the road movie to virtual reality and video games / Michael Truscello.
Description
viii, 329 p. ; 23 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. [285]-309) and index.
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