The Corvette in Literature and Culture: Symbolic Dimensions of America's Sports Car (Google eBook)

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McFarland, Apr 5, 2011 - Transportation - 262 pages
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As the original American sports car, the Chevrolet Corvette has come to represent power, freedom and sexuality for more than half a century. Yet it also hints at personal identity and style, suggesting how effectively values and meaning are communicated through an object. Using various critical perspectives, this close analysis of this highly recognizable automobile finds diverse aspects of American culture revealed. Topics covered include the Corvette in literature; its ties to masculine identity, including homosexuality, as well as female sexuality; and the Corvette as artistic object, among others.
  

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The Corvette in Literature and Culture: Symbolic Dimensions of America's Sports Car is most certainly a treasure for the car-enthusiast, yet the underlying message of the machine and how it transforms ... Read full review

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This was a book written as part of a doctoral dissertation. I found it interesting to look at the symbol of the corvette in literature and culture (primarily meaning films). I had not thought of ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
The Corvette
9
Part II The Image of Potency
47
8 Color Plates Containing 17 Images
117
Part III Women Sex and Identity as Power
118
The Corvette as Art
169
Conclusion
217
Works Cited
225
Index
235
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About the author (2011)

Jerry W. Passon has taught in a range of educational environments. His interests include automobiles, literature and film. He lives in Tennessee.

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