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Arnold Schwarzenegger - Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Body and Image - Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Body and Image

English, German · Hardback

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Arnold Schwarzenegger is at the center of multiple overlapping themes that have defined the United States over the past fifty years: immigration and the American Dream, body and gender, Hollywood and the star system, public images and political campaigns, and California conservatism and the challenge of green politics. In his careers as a bodybuilder, film star, and politician, Schwarzenegger both shaped and was shaped by the discourses that define how we think about American history, culture, and politics. Consequently, studying Arnold Schwarzenegger means much more than studying a famous bodybuilder, actor, or politician: it means studying America.The contributors to this volume are scholars from the fields of history, political science, art history, media studies, film studies, cultural studies, and American studies. As they bring the concepts of "body" and "image" to bear on Schwarzenegger, they provide a unique perspective on both this cultural icon and on contemporary America.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger is at the center of multiple overlapping themes that have defined the United States over the past fifty years: immigration and the American Dream, body and gender, Hollywood and the star system, public images and political campaigns, and California conservatism and the challenge of green politics. In his careers as a bodybuilder, film star, and politician, Schwarzenegger both shaped and was shaped by the discourses that define how we think about American history, culture, and politics. Consequently, studying Arnold Schwarzenegger means much more than studying a famous bodybuilder, actor, or politician: it means studying America.
The contributors to this volume are scholars from the fields of history, political science, art history, media studies, film studies, cultural studies, and American studies. As they bring the concepts of "body" and "image" to bear on Schwarzenegger, they provide a unique perspective on both this cultural icon and on contemporary America.

Product details

Assisted by Michael Butter (Editor), Patric Keller (Editor), Patrick Keller (Editor), Simon Wendt (Editor)
Publisher Universitätsverlag Winter
 
Languages English, German
Product format Hardback
Released 11.04.2011
 
EAN 9783825358655
ISBN 978-3-8253-5865-5
No. of pages 266
Weight 404 g
Illustrations 2 Abbildungen
Series American Studies / A Monograph Series
American Studies
American Studies - A Monograph Series
American Studies
Subjects Humanities, art, music > Linguistics and literary studies > English linguistics / literary studies

USA; Politik, Zeitgeschichte, Warhol, Andy, Öffentlichkeit, USA; Geschichte, USA : Kultur, Schwarzenegger, Arnold, Kalifornien, Körper, Hollywood, Terminator, Amerikanische Politik, Sandow, Eugene

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