Movieland: Hollywood and the Great American Dream Culture

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NYU Press, 1996 - Performing Arts - 304 pages
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Institutions shape every dimension of politics. This volume collects original essays on how such institutions are formed, operated, and changed, both in theory and in practice. Ranging across formal institutions of government such as legislatures, courts, and bureaucracies and intermediary institutions such as labor unions and party systems, the contributors show how these instruments of control give shape to the state, articulate its relationships, and express its legitimacy.Rethinking Political Institutionscaptures the state of the art in the study of the art of the state.

Drawing on some of the leading scholars in the field, this volume includes essays on issues of social power, public policy and programs, judicial review, and cross-national institutions.Rethinking Political Institutionsis an essential addition to the debate on the significance of political institutions, in light of democracy, social change and power.

Contributors:Elisabeth S. Clemens, Jon Elster, John Ferejohn, Terry M. Moe, Claus Offe, Paul Pierson, Ulrich K. Preuss, Rogers M. Smith, Kathleen Thelen, Mark Tushnet, R. Kent Weaver, Margaret Weir, Keith E. Whittington

  

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I love movies. Reading this must-read book is like seeing all of them with the producer sitting next to you, whispering all the gossipy details of the backstory into your ear! Read full review

Contents

THE LOEWS PARADISE
7
FACES ON THE WALL
13
PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS BUFFALO BILL
26
GILDAS GLOVE
44
ANGEL ON MY SHOULDER
57
MOGUL
73
YOUNG FELLAH
93
COWARDLY LIONS AND FORGOTTEN MEN
108
WILDIES
181
THE HOUSE ON NINETYFIFTH STREET
208
MR FEATHERS
221
POISONVILLE
232
PILGRIMS PROGRESS
247
THE FIRST EMPEROR
259
NOTES
273
SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
290

DANCING IN THE DARK WITH DICK POWELL
126
CHILDREN OF PARADISE
141
TWOHEADED MAN
161
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
295
INDEX
297
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About the author (1996)

Jerome Charyn was born in the Bronx, New York, in 1937. An author who primarily writes detective stories, Charyn's novels contain a wide array of characters ranging form a gorgeous, headstrong double agent to a greedy, corrupt lawyer. Charyn chronicles the life of Isaac Sidel El Caballo, the Mayor of New York City, in over half a dozen books, including El Bronx, Little Angel Street, Marilyn the Wild, and The Good Policeman. Among his latest novels is The Secret Life of emily Dickinson. The story is told from her point of view and incorporates both historical and fictional characters to tell what she may have been like. His next work was entitled Under the Eye of God. Widely translated, Charyn's novels have broad readership in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Greece and Japan, as well as the United States. Charyn lives in Paris where he teaches cinema at the American University of Paris.

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