The Myth of the Titanic: Centenary Edition (Google eBook)

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Palgrave Macmillan, Mar 6, 2012 - History - 352 pages
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Revised and expanded, this new edition of The Myth of the Titanic locates the centenary of the sinking of this most famous 'Unsinkable Ship' within its historical, mythical and intellectual context. Richard Howells demonstrates the important difference between the rusting remains of the physical ship and the mythical Titanic that has replaced it in popular culture. By tracing the mythology of the Titanic back to 1912, he shows how late Edwardian society began the process by creating a triumph out of a tragedy. In doing so, Howells not only provides an invaluable insight into the social values of the time, but also reflects upon the far broader relationship between myth, history and popular culture today.
  

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In this scholarly and heavily documented study, Howells (communications, Univ. of Leeds) proposes that the sinking of the Titanic was "an event whose mythical significance has eclipsed its historical ... Read full review

Contents

List of Illustrations
A Brief History of the Titanic
Myth and the Titanic
WomenandChildrenFirst
Be British 7 Nearer MyGod toThee 8 The Unsinkable Ship
Bibliography and Sources
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RICHARD HOWELLS Reader in Culture, Media and Creative Industries, King's College, London, UK. His particular interests are in visual and popular culture, and he has previously been Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Center for the Arts in Society at Carnegie Mellon University, USA.

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