American Guy

Masculinity in American Law and Literature

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Author: Saul Levmore,Martha C. Nussbaum

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199331383

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

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American Guy examines American norms of masculinity and their role in the law, bringing a range of methodological and disciplinary perspectives to the intersection of American gender, legal, and literary issues. The collection opens with a set of papers investigating "American Guys" -- the heroic nonconformists and rugged individualists that populate much of American fiction. Diverse essays examine the manly men of Hemingway, Dreiser, and others, in their relation to the law, while also highlighting the underlying tensions that complicate this version of masculinity. A second set of papers examines "Outsiders" -- men on the periphery of the American Guys who proclaim a different way of being male. These essays take up counter-traditions of masculinity ranging from gay male culture to Philip Roth's portrait of the Jewish lawyer. American Guy, a follow-up to Subversion and Sympathy, edited by Alison L. LaCroix and Martha Nussbaum, aims at reinvigorating the law-and-literature movement through original, cross-disciplinary insights. It embraces a variety of voices from both within and outside the academy, including several contributions from prominent judges. These contributions are particularly significant, not only as features unique to the field, but also for the light they throw on the federal bench. In the face of a large body of work studying judicial conduct as a function of rigid commitment to ideology, American Guy shows a side of the judiciary that is imaginatively engaged, aware of cultural trends, and reflective about the wider world and the role of the of law in it.

Family Guy, the American Way of Life? Charaktere und Dramaturgie als kritische Reflektion von Gesellschaft und Medien

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Author: Anica Seidel

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3668326398

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 27

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Bachelorarbeit aus dem Jahr 2012 im Fachbereich Medien / Kommunikation - Film und Fernsehen, Note: 1,0, Universität Wien (Theater-, Film- und Medienwissenschaft), Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Die Grundlage dieser Arbeit basiert auf der Zeichentrickserie Family Guy von Seth MacFarlane, welche am 31. Januar 1999 zum ersten Mal auf dem Sender FOX ausgestrahlt wurde. Im ersten Teil der Arbeit wird auf die Kunstgattung postmoderne Satire sowie auf den Deus ex machina näher eingegangen. Darauf folgt eine Kurzbeschreibung über die Ausgangssituation der Serie. Aufbauend auf den Erkenntnissen der genannten Kunstgattung, werden diese im Hauptteil an konkreten Beispielen der Serie angewendet. Hierbei werden die wichtigsten Figuren, sowie die Institutionen Politik und Medien präsentiert und analysiert. Es soll der Frage nachgegangen werden, welcher besonderen Merkmale es bei der Charakteristik bedarf, sodass diese von den Rezipienten als postmoderne Satire interpretiert wird. Im Anschluss soll die Dramaturgie näher erläutert werden um eine Auseinandersetzung mit der gesellschaftskritischen These zu ermöglichen. Da bis heute 182 Folgen der Serie Family Guy veröffentlicht wurden und eine ausführliche Analyse der einzelnen Charaktere und Episoden den Rahmen meiner Bachelorarbeit sprengen würde, wird sich die Analyse auf die meiner Beurteilung nach wichtigsten Charaktere, sowie ausdrucksstärksten Episoden beschränken. Nach Abschluss der Analyse erhoffe ich mir die Frage beantworten zu können, ob Family Guy ein Spiegelbild des stereotypischen amerikanischen Lebensstils darstellt.

The Journey of an American Boy

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Author: E. G. McMillan

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1496989708

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 116

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Journey of an American Boy is about the true story of life from birth to the age of eighteen. It tells of the places lived, friends made, and family togetherness. It tells of the struggle in life after the author’s father died in prison and through living in many places and having to make new friends in them. It traces the life and brings to light the good and bad times.

All American Boy

A Novel

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Author: William J. Mann

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 149766716X

Category: Fiction

Page: 242

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A gay man who fled his hometown in a cloud of scandal and guilt returns home to his estranged family—and the boy he left behind The first call is from Wally Day’s estranged mother, begging him to come home. The second is from Sebastian Garafolo, a Brown’s Mill cop Wally last spoke to when he confessed to having underage sex in the old apple orchard. Today, Garafolo is calling about something else entirely: Wally’s cousin Kyle is missing. Twenty years ago, Wally fled his hometown in shame. He returns to a place that has barely changed, where he knows who walks the streets by day and who comes out at night. Now, as circumstances force him to confront the events that drove him to leave who he was far behind, Wally must also face dark truths about his family . . . about a shattering night and a crime that still haunts him and shaped the man he has become. If he has any hope of embracing the future, he must first make peace with his past. All American Boy is a stunning novel about forbidden love, forgiveness, and hard-won redemption.

Thai Lady, American Boy

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Author: Gary Newsom

Publisher: BookCountry

ISBN: 1463004346

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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A Thai business woman believes she has met the man of her dreams, an American man on vacation. She discovers that belief is highly mistaken.

An American Dad in Hamburg - Germania II - Vol.2

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Author: T. Santorius

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1304979407

Category: Fiction

Page: 246

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Vol.2 Continued intercultural narrative in the form of a first person contemporary chronicle between a struggling university instructor and the re-embodied Roman writer Tacitus. The projected series completion is ten books - depending on the life of the author. The reader will know - literally - when the actual author dies as soon as the last incomplete book appears. The narrator meets a "beggar" at the Hamburg Main railway station on the way to work as a university instructor. The homeless man is a refugee from Roman Cyrenaica who has shamanic qualities. He makes the outrageous claim that he is the ancient writer Tacitus. The autobiographical writer is a New Yorker struggling in his "new home" - modern "Germania." The main character considers his role as father to be his most important mission and role in life. He is convinced that his life should already have ended, if it were not for the existence of his two children. He attempts to start a new life in Europe (Hamburg) against all the odds.

Filipino American Psychology

A Collection of Personal Narratives

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Author: Kevin L. Nadal Ph. D.,Kevin L. Nadal

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1452001898

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 360

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Filipino Americans are projected to become the largest Asian American population by 2010. As the second largest immigrant group in the country, there are approximately 3 million documented and undocumented Filipino Americans in the US. Filipino Americans are unique in many ways. They are descendants of the Philippines, a country that was colonized by Spain for over three centuries and by the US for almost 50 years. They are the only ethnic group that has been categorized as Asian American, Pacific Islander, Hispanic, and even as their own separate ethnicity. Because of diverse phenotypes, they are often perceived as being Asian, Latino, multiracial, and others. And contrary to the Model Minority Myth, Filipino Americans have experienced several health, psychological, and educational disparities, including lower college graduation rates and higher levels of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity, teen pregnancy, HIV/AIDS, substance abuse, depression, and suicide. Despite these disparaging statistics, Filipino Americans have made significant contributions to the US, ever since their first arrivals in October 1587- from their involvement in the United Farmworkers Movement to their roles in hip-hop culture and their presence in medicine, education, and the arts. However, Filipino Americans have also been referred to as the "Forgotten Asian Americans" because of their invisibility in mainstream media, academia, and politics. Filipino American Psychology: A Collection of Personal Narratives offers an intimate look at the lives of Filipino Americans through stories involving ethnic identity, colonial mentality, cultural conflicts, and experiences with gender, sexual orientation, and multiraciality. Writers courageously address how they cope with mental health issues- including depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, and suicide. Theories and concepts from the book's predecessor, Filipino American Psychology: A Handbook of Theory, Research, and Clinical Practice can be applied through the voices of a diverse collection of Filipino Americans.

American Accent Training With Audio

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Author: Ann Cook

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1438065035

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 228

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Optimized for use as an eBook, American Accent Training is a great training tool for classroom or for personal use! In recent years, this title has gained wide respect as a self-teaching program, but more and more speech trainers, teachers, and speech therapists report that they are also using it as a valuable teaching tool in their speech classes. This new edition now comes with audio. The program goes where no American accent training tool has gone before, providing highly innovative instruction for both students and business people. The structure of the book has been reorganized, offering students a much more clear and direct sequence of lessons and a path to better understanding. The downloadable audio component features professional male and female voices that have been carefully selected to represent authentic American pronunciation and intonation. Pronunciation exercises encompass all vowel sounds, consonants, blends, and diphthongs Emphasis on linking, or phonetically transcribed sound liaisons, help students "see" the correct sounds. Designed for foreign-born students and business people working, traveling, or studying in the United States and Canada. Supplementary materials include detailed nationality guides for 11 languages (Chinese, Japanese, Indian, Spanish, French, German, Russian, Korean, Arabic, the U.S. Southern accent, and African languages). More valuable features include access to a comprehensive website, and referral to a qualified telephone analyst for an individual diagnostic speech analysis.

Hitchcock's America

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Author: Jonathan Freedman,Richard Millington

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195353310

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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Alfred Hitchcock's American films are not only among the most admired works in world cinema, they also offer some of our most acute responses to the changing shape of American society in the 1940s, 50s, and 60s. The authors of this anthology show how famous films such as Strangers on a Train, Vertigo, North by Northwest, and Rear Window, along with more obscure ones such as Rope, The Wrong Man, and Family Plot, register the ideologies and insurgencies, the normative assumptions and the cultural alternatives, that shaped these tumultuous decades. They argue that, just as these films occupy a visual landscape defined by the grand monuments of American civic life--Mt. Rushmore, the Statue of Liberty, the United Nations--they are also marked by their preoccupation with the social mores and private practices of mid-century America. Not only are big-city and suburban life the explicit subjects of films like Rear Window and Shadow of a Doubt, so are the forms of experience that emerge within these social spaces, whether the urban voyeurism examined by the former or the intertwining of banality and violence depicted in the latter. Indeed, just about every form of American life that was achieving social power at this time--the national security state; the science and art of psychoanalysis; the privileging of the free-wheeling, improvisatory self; the postwar codification and fissuring of gender roles; road-culture and its ancillary creation, the motel--is given detailed, critical, and mordant examination in Hitchcocks films. The Hitchcock who emerges is not merely the inspired technician and psychological excavator that critics of the past two generations have justly hailed; he is also a cultural critic of remarkable insight and undeniable prescience.

Drawn to Television

Prime-time Animation from the Flintstones to Family Guy

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Author: M. Keith Booker

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275990190

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 191

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Provides a comprehensive look at prime-time animated series, from The Flintstones to Family Guy, and discusses the key issues that such series present.

Hey Stranger! Letters from an All-American Loudmouth

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Author: Kevin Craig

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595367917

Category: Humor

Page: 156

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Move over Bill O'Reilly! Watch out Rush! Run for the hills Michael Moore! America has a new loudmouth and his name is Kevin Craig. Letters From an All-American Loudmouth is a collection of hilarious, many times controversial, and occasionally inspiring letters from the mind of a working-class stiff. Laugh out loud when you read letters like "Foot in Mouth Disease," and "Sometimes I Just Have to Laugh at Myself" when Kevin tells you about some of his most awkward moments. Hold onto your seat when he unloads on subjects like gun control, prayer in school, and evolution. No punches are pulled, and no holds are barred, when televangelists and spoiled celebrities fall victim to his off beat humor and searing sarcasm in "Kenny the Miracle Kid," and the appropriately titled "Spoiled Celebrities." Get marriage advice in "Happily Divorced," and dating advice in "Blind Dates and Nearly Blind Dates." Be inspired when you read about "Mark's Bike Ride," and have hope when you read "A Place Where Death is Dead." From the completely ridiculous, to the drop dead serious there's a little something for everyone in this book! So sit down, buckle up, and enjoy the ride.

American Dad!

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Author: Roger Price,Leonard Stern

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780843124934

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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A little boy describes what he sees on his walk.

All-American Redneck

Variations on an Icon, from James Fenimore Cooper to the Dixie Chicks

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Author: Matthew J. Ferrence

Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press

ISBN: 162190007X

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 191

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Examining the icon's foundations in James Fenimore Cooper's Natty Bumppo--'an ideal white man, free of the boundaries of civilization'--and the degraded rural poor of Erskine Caldwell's Tobacco Road, Matthew Ferrence shows how Redneck stereotypes were further extended in Deliverance, both the novel and the film, and in a popular cycle of movies starring Burt Reynolds in the 1970s and '80s, among other manifestations. As a contemporary cultural figure, the author argues, the Redneck represents no one in particular but offers a model of behavior and ideals for many. Most important, it has become a tool--reductive, confining, and (sometimes, almost) liberating--by which elite forces gather and maintain social and economic power. Those defying its boundaries, as the Dixie Chicks did when they criticized President Bush and the Iraq invasion, have done so at their own peril.

African-American Concert Dance

The Harlem Renaissance and Beyond

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Author: John O. Perpener

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252026751

Category: Music

Page: 284

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African-American Concert Dance significantly advances the study of pioneering black dancers by providing valuable biographical and historical information on a group of artists who worked during the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s to legitimize black dance as a serious art form. John O. Perpener sets these seminal artists and their innovations in the contexts of African-American culture and American modern dance and explores their creative synthesis of material from European-American, African-American, Caribbean, and African sources.Perpener begins with Hemsley Winfield, a versatile performer and director whose company, the New Negro Art Theatre, launched the careers of Edna Guy, Randolph Sawyer, and Ollie Burgoyne, among many others. Also profiled are Charles Williams, who directed the Hampton Creative Dance Group at the Hampton Institute in Virginia, and Asadata Dafora Horton, a native African who established himself as the preeminent purveyor of African dance and culture in America during the 1930s. Dafora's African Dance Troupe, which at one point came under the umbrella of the WPA Federal Theatre Project, was a focal point of the famous "voodoo" Macbeth, an all-black production set in Haiti and directed by the young Orson Welles.Stepping onto the path cleared by these early innovators, two important artists combined dance with anthropology to expand the reach and scope of African-American dance. Katherine Dunham and Pearl Primus both studied anthropology and engaged in extensive fieldwork that infused their dances with Caribbean and African influences. Dunham founded two ambitious training schools, one in New York and one in East St. Louis, while Primus's projects included an African Arts Center in Monrovia, Liberia, dedicated to collecting dance material, teaching, and organizing professional performances.Perpener examines the politics of racial and cultural difference and their impact on these early African-American dance leaders. In particular he documents the critical reception of their work, detailing the rigid preconceptions of African-American dance that white critics imposed on black artists. He also surveys important black dancers and choreographers since 1950, including Talley Beatty, Donald McKayle, Alvin Ailey, Eleo Pomare, Rod Rodgers, and Dianne McIntyre, and discusses how they have extended and diverged from traditions established by their predecessors.

Three Guys from Miami Cook Cuban

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Author: Glenn M. Lindgren,Raúl Musibay,Jorge G. Castillo

Publisher: Gibbs Smith

ISBN: 9781586854331

Category: Cooking

Page: 234

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Written by the trio that has spawned a renewal of interest in Cuban cuisine, this guide to the flavors of Cuba reveals the island as a tasty confluence of Spanish spices, tropical ingredients, and African influence.

American

Beyond Our Grandest Notions

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Author: Chris Matthews

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476764700

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

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From Chris Matthews, host of MSNBC's Hardball and NBC's The Chris Matthews Show, and New York Times bestselling author of Now, Let Me Tell You What I Really Think, comes a definitive work on the lifeblood of America -- its enduring spirit. People have often wondered what makes America truly great. With a citizenry of vastly different races, religions, cultures, and ethnic backgrounds, what intangible bond unites and defines us as "Americans"? In his own inimitable style, Chris Matthews offers a portrait of a country born of contradictions. We are a people reluctant to fight, who become ferocious when threatened or attacked. We are a deeply practical nation, yet we stand as the world's great optimists. Inherently suspicious of governmental power, we still embrace our flag in times of danger. Fiercely independent, in love with freedom, and eager to face the future, we are like no other people on earth. Matthews asserts that our greatest strength is a set of distinct notions that comprise our national character. The self-made man. The reluctant warrior. The lone hero. We celebrate them in our popular culture and throughout our history, from 1776 to 9/11. In American, Matthews explores the best America stands for and portrays our country as a beacon for the modern world -- unafraid of challenges, moving ever forward, and ready and willing to prevail.

Encyclopedia of African American Women Writers

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Author: Yolanda Williams Page

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313334290

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 728

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A reference offering entries on 168 women writers of African-American descent writing in all forms includes autobiography, poetry, children's literature, and criticism.