Fifties Ethnicities: The Ethnic Novel and Mass Culture at Midcentury

Fifties Ethnicities: The Ethnic Novel and Mass Culture at Midcentury

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Hardcover, State University of New York Press, 2013, ISBN13 9781438447698, ISBN10 1438447698
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Hardcover, State University of New York Press, 2013, ISBN13 9781438447698, ISBN10 1438447698

"Fifties Ethnicities" brings together a variety of texts to explore what it meant to be American in the middle of America s Century. In a series of comparative readings that draws on novels, television programs, movie magazines, and films, Tracy Floreani crosses generic boundaries to show how literature and mass media worked to mold concepts of ethnicity in the 1950s. Revisiting well-known novels of the period, such as Vladimir Nabokov s "Lolita" and Ralph Ellison s "Invisible Man," as well as less-studied works, such as William Saroyan s "Rock Wagram" and C. Y. Lee s "The Flower Drum Song" (the original source of the more famous Rodgers and Hammerstein musical), Floreani investigates how the writing of ethnic identity called into question the ways in which signifiers of Americanness also inherently privileged whiteness. By putting these novels into conversation with popular media narratives such as "I Love Lucy," the author offers an in-depth examination of the boundaries and possibilities for participating in American culture in an era that greatly influenced national ideas about identity. While midcentury mass media presented an undeniably engaging vision of American success, national belonging, and guidelines for cultural citizenship, Floreani argues that minority writers and artists were, at the same time, engaging that vision and implicitly participating in its construction."

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Number of Pages: 179
Number in Series: 1
Original Languages: English
Author: Floreani, Tracy
Series Title: Suny Series in Multiethnic Literature
Book Format: Hardcover
Publisher: State Univ of New York Pr
Publication Date: November, 2013
ISBN-13: 9781438447698
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 6.50 x 9.25 x 0.75 Inches
ISBN-10: 1438447698
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