American Icons

Author: Dennis Hall,Susan G. Hall

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313027676

Category: Americana

Page: 937

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An American Icon

Author: Winifred Morgan

Publisher: University of Delaware Press

ISBN: 9780874133073

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 225

View: 7348


The top hat and stars and stripes that characterize Uncle Sam today were first worn by Yankee actors portraying Brother Jonathan. This book explores the complex emblematic function of the Brother Jonathan figure and its changing meaning through the decades and in a multitude of popular media.

American Icon

Author: Bryce G. Hoffman

Publisher: Currency

ISBN: 0307886077

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 432

View: 9587


The inside story of the epic turnaround of Ford Motor Company under the leadership of CEO Alan Mulally. At the end of 2008, Ford Motor Company was just months away from running out of cash. With the auto industry careening toward ruin, Congress offered all three Detroit automakers a bailout. General Motors and Chrysler grabbed the taxpayer lifeline, but Ford decided to save itself. Under the leadership of charismatic CEO Alan Mulally, Ford had already put together a bold plan to unify its divided global operations, transform its lackluster product lineup, and overcome a dys­functional culture of infighting, backstabbing, and excuses. It was an extraordinary risk, but it was the only way the Ford family—America’s last great industrial dynasty—could hold on to their company. Mulally and his team pulled off one of the great­est comebacks in business history. As the rest of Detroit collapsed, Ford went from the brink of bankruptcy to being the most profitable automaker in the world. American Icon is the compelling, behind-the-scenes account of that epic turnaround. In one of the great management narratives of our time, Hoffman puts the reader inside the boardroom as Mulally uses his celebrated Business Plan Review meet­ings to drive change and force Ford to deal with the painful realities of the American auto industry. Hoffman was granted unprecedented access to Ford’s top executives and top-secret company documents. He spent countless hours with Alan Mulally, Bill Ford, the Ford family, former executives, labor leaders, and company directors. In the bestselling tradition of Too Big to Fail and The Big Short, American Icon is narrative nonfiction at its vivid and colorful best.

An American Icon in Puerto Rico

Author: Emily R. Aguiló-Pérez

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 1800733879

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

View: 3060


Since her creation in 1959, Barbie has become an icon of femininity to girls all over the world. In this study, author Emily R. Aguiló-Pérez focuses on a group of multigenerational Puerto Rican women and girls, exploring how playing with Barbie dolls as children has impacted their lives. By documenting the often-complicated relationships girls have with Barbie dolls, Aguiló-Pérez highlights the ways through which women and girls construct their own identities in relation to femininity, body image, race, and nationalism through Barbie play.

Understanding American Icons

Author: Arthur Asa Berger

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315416204

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 184

View: 2917


This brief, student-friendly introduction to the study of semiotics uses examples from 25 iconic locations in the United States. From Coney Island to Las Vegas, the World Trade Center to the Grand Canyon, Berger shows how semiotics offers a different lens in understanding locations taken for granted in American culture. He recasts Disneyland according to Freud, channels the Mall of America through Baudrilliard, and sees Mount Rushmore through the lens of Gramsci. A seasoned author of student texts, Berger offers an entertaining, non-threatening way to teach theory to undergraduates and that will fit ideally in classes on cultural studies, American studies, social theory, and tourism.

American Icons

Author: Benedikt Feldges

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135911916

Category: Social Science

Page: 296

View: 2029


Despite the work that has been done on the power of visual communication in general, and about the social influence of television in particular, television’s relationship with reality is still something of a black box. Even today, the convention that the screen functions as a window on reality structures much of the production and reception of televisual narratives. But as reality ought to become history at one point, what are we to do with such windows on the past? Developing and applying a highly innovative approach to the modern picture, American Icons sets out to expose the historicity of icons, to reframe the history of the screen and to dissect the visual core of a medium that is still so poorly understood. Dismantling the aura of apparently timeless icons and past spectacles with their seductive power to attract the eye, this book offers new ways of seeing the mechanisms at work in our modern pictorial culture.

American Icons

Author: Stonesong Press

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1493033034

Category: History

Page: 96

View: 7464


The American Icons series celebrates the people, places, and objects that have informed American popular culture over the last 75 years. Illustrated throughout and replete with anecdotes, fun facts, and informative sidebars. American Icons: Yellowstone National Park is a celebration of America's first national park. From its famous geothermal geysers to its abundant wildlife, Yellowstone National Park is arguably the most beautiful land in North America, and this book captures that splendor by exploring the park's history and place in American pop culture.

N'Digo Legacy Black Luxe 110: African American Icons of Contemporary History

Author: Hermene Hartman,David Smallwood

Publisher: Hartman Publishing Group, Ltd.

ISBN: 1545716277

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: N.A

View: 9503


Iconic Black Chicagoan profiles. This volume is a book of comedians, athletes, and musicians of Chicago. A must have for everyone who cherishes the history of Chicago within the African American community. A contemporary history of over 30 years.

George Washington

Author: Barbara J. Mitnick,William S. Ayres,H. Nichols B. Clark,Museums at Stony Brook,Brandywine River Museum,David Meschutt,William D. Moore,Raymond H. Robinson,John D. Hamilton,Barry Schwartz,Mark Thistlethwaite

Publisher: Hudson Hills

ISBN: 9781555951481

Category: Art

Page: 176

View: 8036


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