By Ann Brigham
The freedom to head wherever and develop into a person has profoundly formed our national
psyche. remodeling our experience of position and identity--whether when it comes to social and economic
prestige, or race and ethnicity, or gender and sexuality—American mobility may be nowhere more
vividly captured than within the photograph of the open highway. From pioneer trails to the most recent car
advertisement, the line looms huge as a sort of expansiveness and
Too frequently it's the celebratory suggestion of the line as a
free-floating quarter relocating the tourist past the common matters of area and time that
dominates the dialogue. instead of taking into account mobility as an get away from cultural tensions,
even if, Ann Brigham proposes that we comprehend mobility as a method of engagement with them. She
explores the style of street narratives to teach how mobility either flourishes on and makes an attempt to
deal with moving conflicts approximately area and society within the United States.
the earliest transcontinental motor vehicle narratives from the 1910s, via classics like Jack
Kerouac's On the Road and the movie Thelma &
Louise, as much as post-9/11 narratives, Brigham strains the ways that mobility has been
imagined, created, and interrogated during the last century and exhibits how mobility gives you, and
threatens, to include the outsider and to blur limitations. Bringing jointly textual and
cultural research, theories of spatiality, and sociohistorical frameworks, this ebook deals an
invigoratingly varied view of mobility and a brand new figuring out of the line narrative’s
significance in American culture.
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American Road Narratives: Reimagining Mobility in Literature and Film (Cultural Frames, Framing Culture) by Ann Brigham