Illusive Identity / Edition 210 by Thomas J. Edward Walker | 9780739103487 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Illusive Identity / Edition 210

Illusive Identity / Edition 210

by Thomas J. Edward Walker
     
 

ISBN-10: 0739103482

ISBN-13: 9780739103487

Pub. Date: 04/28/2002

Publisher: The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc

Illusive Identity is a transnational exploration of the evolution of working-class consciousness within modern Western culture. The work traces how the rise of popular culture blurred the definition and dulled the influence of class identity in Europe and the United States in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Chapters tackling changing class consciousness

Overview

Illusive Identity is a transnational exploration of the evolution of working-class consciousness within modern Western culture. The work traces how the rise of popular culture blurred the definition and dulled the influence of class identity in Europe and the United States in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Chapters tackling changing class consciousness in Britain, Germany, Italy, and the United States offer rich insight into the movement from a traditional community-based social identity to a modern consumer-based culture; a mass culture influenced by industrialization, new social institutions, and the powerful imagery of new media. Illusive Identity vividly demonstrates the transformative impact of modernity on the laboring classes, as advertising, entertainment, and the rise of the popular press replaced traditionally shared narratives about the nature of work with a new and liberating cultural paradigm.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780739103487
Publisher:
The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
Publication date:
04/28/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
212
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.48(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Cocoa and Class in British Popular Press Advertising: A Process of Cultural Agency Chapter 3 Nazi Labor to 1939: From Working-Class Consciousness to the "People's Community" Chapter 4 Italian Workers and Paradiso: The Don Camillo Stories of Giovanni Guareschi in their Historical Setting Chapter 5 From Guthrie through Dylan to Springsteen: Losing the Working Touch Chapter 6 A Struggle for Hearts and Minds: Labor Age and the Popular Press, 1920-1930 Chapter 7 Tainted Sources: Government/Media Mispresentations in the Case of the IWO Chapter 8 A Final Thought

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