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By Franziska Schüppel

Seminar paper from the yr 2010 within the topic American stories - tradition and utilized Geography, grade: 1,7, college of Leipzig (Philologische Fakultät), language: English, summary: 1. Introduction
2. the advance of tv right into a mass medium from 1945 to 1960
2.1 United States
2.2 Germany
3. The social effect of tv from 1945 till today
3.1 United States
3.1.1 Social alterations attributable to tv from 1945 to 1960
3.1.2 ensuing effect of tv until eventually today
3.2 Germany
3.2.1 Social adjustments as a result of tv from 1945 to 1960
3.2.2 ensuing impacts of tv till today
4. Conclusion
5. Works Cited

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Download Der Amerikanische Traum: Wo er her kommt und was ihn by Lydia Prexl PDF

By Lydia Prexl

Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2009 im Fachbereich Amerikanistik - Literatur, word: 1,3, Universität Mannheim, Sprache: Deutsch, summary: Der Begriff American Dream ist in seiner Bedeutung ebenso vage wie ambivalent, auch wenn seine häufige Verwendung in Verbindung mit dem bestimmten Artikel ein eindeutig definiertes Phänomen suggeriert. Gleichwohl ist der amerikanische Traum wesentlicher Bestandteil der nationalen Identität und image des amerikanischen Selbstverständnisses.

Bereits das von Thomas Jefferson in der Unabhängigkeitserklärung formulierte, gottgegebene Recht des Menschen auf "Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness" kann als eine Urform des amerikanischen Traums gesehen werden, auch wenn sich der Begriff zum ersten Mal erst über one hundred fifty Jahre später bei James Truslow Adams findet. Dieser spricht 1931 in seinem Buch The Epic of the United States von dem "American dream, that dream of a land during which lifestyles could be larger and richer and fuller for each guy, with chance for every in keeping with his skill or achievement."

Truslows Definition zufolge scheint sich der amerikanische Traum im Kern auf die Hoffnung eines besseren und glücklicheren Lebens für alle Menschen jeglicher sozialer, ethnischer und religiöser Herkunft zu beziehen. Hierauf deuten auch zahlreiche Aussagen berühmter Amerikaner. So stellt Richard Nixon die materielle Komponente des Traums heraus und nennt "full employment, higher housing, excellence in schooling; in rebuilding our towns and enhancing our rural parts; in keeping the environment and adorning the standard of existence" als zentrale Elemente. Ronald Reagan erinnert an die Einzigartigkeit des amerikanischen Volkes und hebt den Sonderstatus hervor, welcher den united states in der Welt zukomme. Amerika sei "too nice a state to restrict (them)selves to small dreams." Jesse Jackson und Martin Luther King träumen von Freiheit und Gleichheit für alle Bürger, insbesondere für die afroamerikanische Bevölkerung. Und invoice Clinton betont die universelle Gültigkeit des amerikanischen Traums, welcher jeden Bürger am Erfolg partizipieren lasse, solange er hart und rechtschaffen arbeite.

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Download Conversations with Tim O' Brien (Literary Conversations by Patrick A. Smith PDF

By Patrick A. Smith

On the power of a countrywide e-book Award for his novel Going After Cacciato (1978) and a extensively acclaimed short-story cycle, The issues They Carried (1990), Tim O'Brien (b. 1946) cemented his acceptance as some of the most compelling chroniclers of Vietnam--and, within the procedure, used to be solid as a "Vietnam writer." yet to restrict O'Brien to a unmarried piece of flooring or a specific sort is to disregard the vast sweep of a occupation spanning approximately 4 decades.

as well as distinct discussions of all of O'Brien's work--a memoir, If I Die in a strive against Zone (1973), and 7 books of fiction--the 16 interviews and profiles in Conversations with Tim O'Brien discover universal topics, with refined modifications. Looming huge is the event of Vietnam and its impression in addition to O'Brien's early life in Minnesota and the expectancies of a Midwestern upbringing. Interviews allowed the author to completely learn the transferring barriers of fact and id, reminiscence, and mind's eye in fiction, the position of battle in society; gender concerns; and the craft of writing. O'Brien ways every one of those issues and a number of others with a directness and an glaring ardour that might resonate with either readers and potential writers.

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Download Erinnerung in Jonathan Safran Foers "Everything Is by Elisabeth Bracker PDF

By Elisabeth Bracker

Examensarbeit aus dem Jahr 2008 im Fachbereich Amerikanistik - Literatur, word: 1,0, Universität Hamburg, 33 Quellen im Literaturverzeichnis, Sprache: Deutsch, summary: Dieser Ausruf Queen Elizabeths in William Shakespeares Drama Richard III stellt das zirkulare und unabdingbare Verhältnis von Erinnerung und Identität heraus. Diese Kernfrage unserer Existenz ist auch das Leitmotiv Jonathan Safran Foers Roman every little thing Is Illuminated . Die Identitätsstiftung über die Auseinandersetzung mit der Vergangenheit ist nicht nur für das einzelne Individuum gewährleistet, sondern gilt gleichermaßen auch für Kollektive wie soziale Gruppen, Gesellschaften und Kulturen. Im gemeinsamen Erinnern an Vergangenes, wie es sich in Traditionen, Riten und Jahrestagen, aber auch über bedeutsame Schriften, Denkmäler, Gebäude und in anderen mnemonischen Symbolen niederschlägt, entwickelt sich ein kollektives Selbstverständnis von der gemeinsamen Vergangenheit vor dem Geschehen einer sich ständig wandelnden Gegenwart. Ein kollektives Selbstbild stützt sich maßgeblich auf materielle Erinnerungsträger, auf Repräsentationen additionally, über welche der Erhalt der zu erinnernden Vergangenheit über die Zeit hinweg gesichert werden kann.
Dieses scheinbar selbstverständliche Verhältnis von Erinnerung und Identität über eine Repräsentation des Vergangenen ist jedoch seit Mitte des 20. Jahrhunderts in ein neues Licht gerückt: Mit dem Holocaust brach ein Ereignis in den Lauf der Geschichte ein, welches häufig als ein historisches second bezeichnet wird, welches alles Bisherige transzendiert, sich über die Geschichte selbst stellt. Dieser Feststellung hat sich ein von einigen Autoren – unter ihnen der Holocaust-Überlebende Elie Wiesel – postuliertes Darstellungsverbot des Holocaust angeschlossen: Die Schrecken der Shoah sind schlicht in keine Vor- und somit auch in keine Darstellung zu bringen.

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Download Conversations with Walter Mosley (Literary Conversations by Owen E. Brady PDF

By Owen E. Brady

The interviews during this assortment conceal Walter Mosley's profession and display an overarching subject: a trust within the transformative energy of studying and writing. because the 1990 book of his first novel, Devil in a Blue Dress, Mosley (b. 1952) has released over thirty books in a major variety of genres and modes: crime and detective fiction, technological know-how fiction, literary novels of principles, personality reviews, political and social nonfiction, erotica, and memoir. most sensible recognized for his effortless Rawlins detective sequence and Socrates Fortlow sequence of crime novels, Mosley has created a physique of labor that as an entire chronicles and examines twentieth-century African American experience.

Conversations with Walter Mosley covers the breadth of Mosley's profession and divulges a craftsman and wryly witty conversationalist. aware of his forebears in addition to literary ideas, he discusses favorites and affects together with Camus, Shakespeare, and Dickens in addition to writers in renowned genres, specifically speculative fiction and the hard-boiled noir detective culture. He additionally discusses how his paintings modifies the crime culture to interact it with black experience.

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Download The New Negro by Alain Locke PDF

By Alain Locke

From the fellow often called the daddy of the Harlem Renaissance comes a strong, provocative, and affecting anthology of writers who formed the Harlem Renaissance move and who support us to think about the evolution of the African American in society.

With wonderful works by means of seminal black voices similar to Zora Neale Hurston, Countee Cullen, and W.E.B. DuBois, Locke has built a vibrant examine the recent negro, the altering African American discovering his position within the ever moving sociocultural panorama that used to be Nineteen Twenties the US. With poetry, prose, and nonfiction essays, this assortment is greatly praised for its literary power in addition to its old insurance of a huge and interesting time within the historical past of America.

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Download Die Harlem Renaissance - Zora Neale Hurstons Verständnis der by Elisabeth Adam PDF

By Elisabeth Adam

Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2006 im Fachbereich Amerikanistik - Literatur, observe: 1,7, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Veranstaltung: Voices of the Harlem Renaissance, 17 Quellen im Literaturverzeichnis, Sprache: Deutsch, summary: Zora Neale Hurston lebte von 1891-1960 und warfare eine der bedeutendsten afroamerikanischen Autoren. Noch heute gelten ihre Werke als einzigartig. Sie beschrieb in ihren Arbeiten die afroamerikanische Kultur, das alltägliche Leben, die Träume, Wünsche und Ängste der Schwarzen in Amerika. Auch Hurston selbst zählt bis heute zu den wichtigsten kulturellen Vertretern ihrer Zeit. Einen besonders hohen Stellenwert genoss sie in der Zeit der Harlem Renaissance, einer Bewegung der 20er Jahre in Amerika, die das kulturelle Leben der Afroamerikaner veränderte. Da Hurston selbst aus den Südstaaten Amerikas stammte, verstand sie es wie kein Zweiter das black existence zu beschreiben. Ihre Herkunft wurde Grundlage vieler ihrer Werke färbte ihre Ansicht des Lebens in Amerika.

Hurston wurde oft als produktivste afroamerikanische Autorin Amerikas beschrieben. Hurstons Lebenswerk beinhaltet vier Romane, zwei Folkloresammlungen, zwei Schauspiele und eine Autobiographie. Außerdem schrieb sie zahlreiche Kurzgeschichten und veröffentlichte viele Artikel in verschiedenen Zeitschriften.
Mit dieser Arbeit soll Zora Neale Hurstons besonderer Stellenwert herausgearbeitet werden. Zunächst wird dafür in einer biographischen Darstellung ihre allgemeine Bedeutung, danach ihre besondere Bedeutung für die Harlem Renaissance beschrieben. Als drittes und eigentliches Thema soll Hurstons Verständnis der afroamerikanischen Identität erläutert und dieses an drei Beispielen ihrer Werke deutlich gemacht werden.

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Download The Portable Malcolm X Reader: A Man Who Stands for Nothing by Manning Marable,Garrett Felber PDF

By Manning Marable,Garrett Felber

A examine Malcolm X's lifestyles and instances from his Pulitzer Prize–winning biographer, Manning Marable

Manning Marable's Pulitzer Prize–winning biography, Malcolm X: A existence of Reinvention, has reshaped perceptions of 1 of America's nice progressive thinkers. This quantity, the 1st selection of significant files addressing Malcolm X in many years, beneficial properties never-before-published fabric, together with articles from significant newspapers and underground presses, oral histories, police studies, and FBI records, to polish a brighter mild on Malcolm's lifestyles and occasions. Conceived as either a better half to the biography and a standalone quantity, and assembled via Marable and his key researcher, Garrett Felber, sooner than Marable's premature demise, The transportable Malcolm X Reader provides a useful portrait of Malcolm X.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the major writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the simplest works all through background and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the sequence to supply authoritative texts superior through introductions and notes by means of exceptional students and modern authors, in addition to up to date translations by way of award-winning translators.

From the alternate Paperback edition.

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Download The Astonishment Tapes: Talks on Poetry and Autobiography by Robin Blaser,Miriam Nichols PDF

By Robin Blaser,Miriam Nichols

Robin Blaser moved from his local Idaho to wait the collage of California, Berkeley, in 1944. whereas there, he constructed as a poet, explored his homosexuality, engaged in a full of life arts group, and met fellow tourists and poets Robert Duncan and Jack Spicer. the 3 males grew to become the founding individuals of the Berkeley center of what's referred to now because the San Francisco Renaissance in New American Poetry.

 

In the corporate of a small staff of pals and writers in 1974, Blaser was once requested to relate his own tale and to touch upon the Berkeley poetry scene. In twenty autobiographical audiotapes, Blaser talks approximately his adolescence in Idaho, his time in Berkeley, and his participation within the making of a brand new type of poetry. The Astonishment Tapes is the expertly edited transcript of those recordings through Miriam Nichols, Blaser’ s editor and biographer.

 

In The Astonishment Tapes Blaser reviews widely at the poetic rules that he, Duncan, and Spicer labored via, in addition to the diversities and dissonances among the 3 of them. Nichols has edited the transcripts basically minimally, permitting readers to make their very own interpretations of Blaser’ s intentions.

 

Sometimes gossipy, occasionally profound, Blaser deals his model at the inside of tale of 1 of the main major moments in mid-twentieth century American poetry. The Astonishment Tapes is of substantial price and curiosity, not just to readers of Blaser, Duncan, and Spicer, but additionally to students of the early postmodern and twentieth-century American poetry.

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Download The magic of Disneyland by Antje Schöne PDF

By Antje Schöne

Seminar paper from the yr 2006 within the topic American stories - tradition and utilized Geography, grade: 2,3, Dresden Technical collage (Institut für Anglistik/ Amerikanistik), direction: uncomplicated Readings in North American Cultural stories, nine entries within the bibliography, language: English, summary: Introduction
Walter Elias Disney is the “most influential American of the 20 th century” and has develop into a fantasy. He created an empire on a caricature mouse and every thing during this empire contains his signature. For his achievements it is easy to name him the founding father of postmodern the United States, a founding father of an of myth that enriched the western tradition. That it why the 1st a part of my essay bargains with him and his corporation. the most half is ready one in all his maximum realizations – Disneyland. this present day, this entertainment park is likely one of the greatest vacationer sights within the complete global.
Walt Disney dropped at this topic park “all the abilities and showmanship he had discovered in 3 many years as a movie maker”. He desired to convey his Disney imaginative and prescient into fabric and actual lifestyles, in addition to offering a robust dose of yank ideology. Disneyland represents the yankee dream – an international of magic and phantasm, prosperity and happiness. it's a exhibit for postmodernism and the embodiment of capitalism. yet what makes Disneyland so magical. Why are such a lot of humans vacationing this leisure park? After dealing presently with the background and structure of the park i'll attempt to clarify the luck, the magic and the contradictions of Disneyland. Walter Elias Disney used to be born in 1901 in Chicago, Illinois. In 1906, his family members moved to a farm in Missouri and in 1910 they moved to Kansas urban. quickly it grew to become seen that Walt Disney used to be attracted to videos, particularly of Charlie Chaplin, and drawing. After he left institution on the age of sixteen, he turned a volunteer ambulance driving force in international warfare I the place he served as a member of the yank crimson move Ambulance strength in France until eventually 1919. After this adventure he labored as an ads cartoonist and began engaged on how you can excellent the combos of animation and existence motion. Walt Disney begun a few enterprise yet with no longer a lot good fortune. In 1923 he and his brother Roy Disney introduced the Disney Brothers Studio with kept and lent funds: “They obtained a used digital camera, rented a tiny studio behind a real-estate place of work, moved right into a one-room condo jointly, employed a few assistants, and in line with Walt started the method of constructing ‘the identify Disney well-known round the world’”.

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