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The Resource Hillbillyland : what the movies did to the mountains and what the mountains did to the movies, J.W. WIlliamson

Hillbillyland : what the movies did to the mountains and what the mountains did to the movies, J.W. WIlliamson

Label
Hillbillyland : what the movies did to the mountains and what the mountains did to the movies
Title
Hillbillyland
Title remainder
what the movies did to the mountains and what the mountains did to the movies
Statement of responsibility
J.W. WIlliamson
Title variation
  • Hillbilly land
  • What the movies did to the mountains and what the mountains did to the movies
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The stereotypical hillbilly figure in popular culture provokes a range of responses, from bemused affection for Ma and Pa Kettle to outright fear of the mountain men in Deliverance. In Hillbillyland, J.W. Williamson investigates why hillbilly images are so pervasive in our culture and what purposes they serve. He has mined more than 800 movies, from early nickelodeon one-reelers to contemporary films such as Thelma and Louise and Raising Arizona, for representations of hillbillies in their recurring roles as symbolic "cultural others." According to Williamson, mainstream America responds to hillbillies because they embody our fears and hopes and a conflicted vision of the past. They are clowns, children, free spirits, or wild people through whom we live vicariously while being reassured about our own standing in society
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1944-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Williamson, J. W.
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Appalachians (People) in motion pictures
  • Appalachians (People)
Label
Hillbillyland : what the movies did to the mountains and what the mountains did to the movies, J.W. WIlliamson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-306) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What "mountain" means, what "hillbilly" means -- Comedies: the hillbilly as fool -- The coonskin cap boys -- The hillbilly as social bandit: Jesse James -- The good old boys -- More than Dogpatch: the mountains as monstrous -- The mama's boys -- Hillbilly gals
Control code
31010432
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 325 pages
Isbn
9780807821954
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
94033817
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1664196
Label
Hillbillyland : what the movies did to the mountains and what the mountains did to the movies, J.W. WIlliamson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-306) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What "mountain" means, what "hillbilly" means -- Comedies: the hillbilly as fool -- The coonskin cap boys -- The hillbilly as social bandit: Jesse James -- The good old boys -- More than Dogpatch: the mountains as monstrous -- The mama's boys -- Hillbilly gals
Control code
31010432
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 325 pages
Isbn
9780807821954
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
94033817
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1664196

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