American Road Narratives: Reimagining Mobility in Literature and Film

American Road Narratives: Reimagining Mobility in Literature and Film

by Ann Brigham

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780813937502
Publisher: University of Virginia Press
Publication date: 06/29/2015
Series: Cultural Frames, Framing Culture Series
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 8.80(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Ann Brigham is Associate Professor of English and Women’s and Gender Studies at Roosevelt University and the coeditor of Making Worlds: Gender, Metaphor, Materiality.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction 1

1 Early Road Narratives and the "Voyage into Democracy" 17

2 Post-World War II Reorientations of Racialized Masculinity 53

3 Troubling Scale in Women's Road Narratives of the 1980s and 1990s 106

4 Agitating Space and Stories: Late Twentieth-Century Native American Road Narratives 151

5 Reviving (Re)Productivity: Post-9/11 Stories of Mobility in the Homeland 187

Epilogue: Postrecession Mobility, Placing Mythology 225

Notes 231

Works Cited 241

Index 253

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