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- University of Virginia Press
- 5 black & white illustrations
- 224 x 152 x 18 mm
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- 363 g
American Road Narratives
Reimagining Mobility in Literature and Film
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Unique and often brilliant, American Road Narratives is both exceptionally well done and reflective of a theme that is of wide interest both in the United States and abroad. Brigham manages to simultaneously provide a panoramic view of the road and of mobility in American culture--and a road well traveled suddenly becomes new and many times more interesting. --Tim Cresswell, Northeastern University, author of On the Move: Mobility in the Modern Western World Challenging the entrenched cultural mythology of the road trip as liberating, American Road Narratives asks readers to consider the iconic road trip anew. Beginning with the earliest road-trip novels of the 1910s and closing with a patriotic resurgence of road tripping post-9/11, Brigham reads for the different ways authors have used road narratives to explore America as well as Americanness. --American Literature American Road Narratives references post-9/11 debates over mobility to introduce andframe the theme of incorporation.... This tension not only demonstrates the polysemic nature of mobility, but in turning 'the road' into a site of belonging and comfort rather than escape and rebellion, this tension also shows that the meanings of mobility, of the road and the car, are subject to changes in the historical and social contexts for their articulation. Brigham's book is a thoughtful and well-researched reconsideration of these recurring themes in American history, geography and mythology. --Social & Cultural Geography
Ann Brigham is Associate Professor of English and Women's and Gender Studies at Roosevelt University, USA and the coeditor of Making Worlds: Gender, Metaphor, Materiality.