Over the Rainbow: The Wizard of Oz as a Secular Myth of America

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SUNY Press, 1991 - Religion - 432 pages
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A scholar of religion examines how a secret (but benign) cult has arisen before our very eyes since 1939, based on a seemingly innocent children's movie. The semiotic, multidisciplinary study combines formal and culture analysis to identify the movies' symbols and show how they have become lodged in our hearts. Paper edition (unseen), $14.95. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
  

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Contents

Frontispiece Advertisement for Sothebys from Fame Figure 1 Brochure for the Boston Pops Orchestra
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Sight and Sound
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First day cover by Julian Pugh
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Her Own Backyard
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Cartoon by Gary Larson from The Far Side
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Cartoon by Gary Larson from The Far Side
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The Land of E Pluribus Unum
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Cartoon by Garry Trudeau from Doonesbury
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Cartoon by Garry Trudeau from Doonesbury
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The Sweet Vales of Eden
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Cartoon by Berke Breathed from Bloom County
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Conclusion
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Advertisement for Minolta from Newsweek
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Advertisement for Bloomingdales from Mademoiselle
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Paul Nathanson is a researcher in the field of Religious Studies at the McGill Centre for Medicine, Ethics, and Law. He is working with Katherine K. Young on the forthcoming book The Future of Nature: Reproductive Technologies and the Symbolic Frontier.

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