The American Success Myth On Film by J. LevinsonThe American Success Myth On Film by J. Levinson

The American Success Myth On Film

byJ. Levinson

Paperback | January 1, 2012

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In examining the enduring appeal that rags-to-riches stories exert on our collective imagination, this book highlights the central role that films have played in the ongoing cultural discourse about success and work in America.
JULIE LEVINSON is a film professor at Babson College, USA. She has been the film curator for several organizations including the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston and New England Foundation for the Arts. Her publications have focused on genre films, gender representation, and metafictive narrative.
Title:The American Success Myth On FilmFormat:PaperbackDimensions:220 pages, 21.6 × 14 × 1.73 inPublished:January 1, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1349348910

ISBN - 13:9781349348916


Table of Contents

Acknowledgements Top of the World: Cultural Narratives, Myths, and Movies Moving Up and Moving On: Mobility and the American Success Myth Work and its Discontents: The Corporate Workplace Movie Success Reassessed: Ambitious Women/Midlife Men Hallelujah, I'm a Bum: The Glorification of Unemployment Conclusion Bibliography Filmography Notes Index