American Mobilities

American Mobilities


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American Mobilities investigates representations of mobility – social, economic, geographic – in American film and literature during the Depression, WWII, and the early Cold War. With an emphasis on the dual meaning of »domestic«, referring to both the family home and the nation, this study traces the important trope of mobility that runs through the »American« century. Juxtaposing canonical fiction with popular, and low-budget independent films with Classical Hollywood, Leyda brings the analytic tools of American cultural and literary studies to bear on an eclectic array of primary texts as she builds a case for the significance of mobility in the study of the United States.

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  • America
  • American History
  • American Studies
  • Capital Flows
  • Contemporary History
  • Cultural history
  • Cultural Studies
  • Culture
  • Film
  • Global Financial Crisis
  • Great Depression
  • hollywood
  • KUnlatched
  • Labour Flows
  • Literature
  • Los Angeles
  • Middle class
  • mobility
  • Race and ethnicity in the United States Census
  • Racism
  • Social Science / Popular Culture
  • Society & culture: general
  • Society & Social Sciences
  • thema EDItEUR::J Society and Social Sciences::JB Society and culture: general::JBC Cultural and media studies::JBCC Cultural studies
  • United States
  • USA
  • Western (genre)


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