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The Disney Version of the American Dream

Eric S. Jenkins

in Special Affects: Cinema, Animation and the Translation of Consumer Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780748695478
eISBN:
9781474406413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748695478.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter argues that ideology emerges from affective experience, tracing the translation of American Dream narratives from the versions common in classical Hollywood to the Disney version of the ... More


Frederick Exley, A Fan’s Notes (1968): authenticity

Steven Earnshaw

in The existential drinker

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780719099618
eISBN:
9781526141934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099618.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Fred Ex is the committed drinking protagonist of Frederick Exley’s A Fan’s Notes, in thrall to the career of the New York Giants footballer Frank Gifford. He realises he will never have fame of his ... More


Special Affects: Cinema, Animation and the Translation of Consumer Culture

Eric S. Jenkins

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780748695478
eISBN:
9781474406413
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748695478.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Special Affects retells the history of the emergence of classical Hollywood cinema and Disney animation from the perspective of affect theory. It argues that these media enabled new modes of ... More


Boy on the Bridge: The Story of John Shalikashvili's American Success

Andrew Marble

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780813178028
eISBN:
9780813178035
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813178028.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

John Shalikashvili: From Boy on the Bridge to Top American General tells the captivating tale of how John Shalikashvili, a penniless, stateless World War II refugee achieved the American dream by ... More


Jay Gatsby, Justice Douglas, and the Significance of Class in American Society

Justin Driver

in Power, Prose, and Purse: Law, Literature, and Economic Transformations

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190873455
eISBN:
9780190873486
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190873455.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter juxtaposes the tales of two ambitious men, both born in the American West, who moved east to New York in an effort to make names for themselves during the 1920s. The ambitions of Jay ... More


Fracturing and Revival

Jennifer M. Silva

in We're Still Here: Pain and Politics in the Heart of America

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190888046
eISBN:
9780190888077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190888046.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter examines how the decline of the American Dream is lived and felt. It traces how three families attach meaning to their suffering, assign blame for it, and imagine a way out of it. The ... More


WORK / CONSUME / DIE: ‘The years I’ve spent, trying to get all the things I was told were important, that I was supposed to want’

Jez Conolly and Emma Westwood

in Seconds

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781800859289
eISBN:
9781800852396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781800859289.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Positions the film as emblematic of the hopeless and inescapable lifecycle that binds individuals into The American Dream. Draws comparisons to Billy Wilder’s The Apartment. Looks at the politics of ... More


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