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Soured on the system : disaffected men in 20th century American film / Robert T. Schultz.

Author/Creator:
Schultz, Robert T.
Publication:
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2012.
Format/Description:
Book
x, 228 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
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Subjects:
Men in motion pictures.
Alienation (Social psychology) in motion pictures.
Motion pictures -- Social aspects -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Summary:
"This work analyzes popular films produced in the years of significant historical change from 1946 to the end of the twentieth century. Disaffected male characters represent traditional values of independent thought and action as they negotiate life in the "organized system" (corporate life and the consumer culture) increasingly demanding dependence and conformity, which they resist"--Provided by publisher.
Contents:
Preface
Introduction: the roots and early cultural representations of discontented and disaffected men, 1853-1945
Negotiating corporate life: adapting to the organized system in the 1940s and 1950s
Gunslingers and gangsters in the age of corporate combinations: the veiled struggle against the force that is evil in Joe McCarthy's America
Similar criticisms, dissimilar solutions: the 1960s and 1970s
Blowing up and dropping out: awakenings, agency and militancy at the end of the century
Conclusion: disaffected men and resistance in American culture.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 199-223) and index.
ISBN:
9780786469918 (softcover : alk. paper)
0786469919 (softcover : alk. paper)
OCLC:
791643135