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From wiseguys to wise men : the gangster and Italian American masculinities, Fred L. Gardaphe

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From wiseguys to wise men : the gangster and Italian American masculinities
Title
From wiseguys to wise men
Title remainder
the gangster and Italian American masculinities
Statement of responsibility
Fred L. Gardaphe
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • As the real American gangsters of yesterday recede into the history books, their iconic figures loom larger than ever. From Wiseguys to Wise Men studies the cultural figure of the gangster, and explores its social function in the construction and projection of masculinity in the United States. Gardaphe shows how the gangster can be seen as a 'trickster' figure. The trickster figure exists in many cultures and serves as a model of improper behavior. The gangster has served as that figure in American culture by showing what is and is not authentically American. It is not American to speak a language other than English. It is not American to use violence to secure business deals. It is not American to have both a mistress and a wife and family. However, in the hands of Italian-American artists, the gangster becomes a more telling figure in the tale of American race, gender, and ethnicity-a figure that reflects the autobiography of an immigrant group just as it reflects the fantasy of a native population
  • While this figure has been a part of American literature since even before Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby, it has only been with the revolution in cinema, and the work of Francis Ford Coppola and Martin Scorsese that the figure of the gangster has been humanized and disseminated on a large scale. Gardaphe investigates the role of the gangster in their films, as well as the literature of such great Italian American writers as Mario Puzo and Gay Talese. By looking at the cultural icon of the gangster through the lens of gender and masculinity From Wiseguys to Wise Men presents new insights into material that has been part of American culture for close to 100 years
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NhCcYBP
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Gardaphé, Fred L
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS374.G36
LC item number
G37 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Taylor & Francis
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  • Gangsters in literature
  • American fiction
  • Gangster films
  • Italian Americans in literature
  • Masculinity in literature
Label
From wiseguys to wise men : the gangster and Italian American masculinities, Fred L. Gardaphe
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-236) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Origins of an archetype -- The gangster as culture hero: Mario Puzo and Francis Ford Coppola -- The truth about gangsters: Gay Talese and Ben Morreale -- Rough boys: the gangsters of Martin Scorsese and Michael Cimino -- Queering the gangster: Giose Rimanelli and Frank Lentricchia -- Female masculinity and the gangster: Louisa Ermelino -- The gangster as public intellectual: Anthony Valerio and Don DeLillo -- Fresh garbage: the gangster as today's trickster: David Chase and Tony Ardizzone -- New directions in Italian-American manhood -- From macho to zero: redesigning Italian-American masculinities
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 244 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780203954980
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
99974819186
System control number
(NhCcYBP)2564444
Label
From wiseguys to wise men : the gangster and Italian American masculinities, Fred L. Gardaphe
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-236) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Origins of an archetype -- The gangster as culture hero: Mario Puzo and Francis Ford Coppola -- The truth about gangsters: Gay Talese and Ben Morreale -- Rough boys: the gangsters of Martin Scorsese and Michael Cimino -- Queering the gangster: Giose Rimanelli and Frank Lentricchia -- Female masculinity and the gangster: Louisa Ermelino -- The gangster as public intellectual: Anthony Valerio and Don DeLillo -- Fresh garbage: the gangster as today's trickster: David Chase and Tony Ardizzone -- New directions in Italian-American manhood -- From macho to zero: redesigning Italian-American masculinities
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 244 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780203954980
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
99974819186
System control number
(NhCcYBP)2564444

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