From Wiseguys to Wise Men
The Gangster and Italian American Masculinities
By (author) Fred Gardaphe
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From Wiseguys to Wise Men by Fred Gardaphe
Book DescriptionThe gangster, in the hands of the Italian American artist, becomes a telling figure in the tale of American race, gender, and ethnicity - a figure that reflects the autobiography of an immigrant group just as it reflects the fantasy of a native population. From Wiseguys to Wise Men studies the figure of the gangster and explores its social function in the construction and projection of masculinity in the United States. By looking at the cultural icon of the gangster through the lens of gender, this book presents new insights into material that has been part of American culture for close to 100 years.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415946483
(229mm x 152mm x 16mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 28-Mar-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Fred Gardaphe
East Liberty, Paperback (September 2016)
A poetic, passionate coming-of-age novel spanning 1955 to 1963, set in an Italian-American neighbourhood in Pittsburgh. First published in hardcover in 2001, East Liberty won the Carolina Novel Award and was named a finalist for Foreword Magazine's Book of the Year Award in Literary Fiction.
Art of Reading Italian Americana: Italian American Culture in Review, Paperback / softback (September 2011)
This edition collects the author's published reviews during a 10-year period, from 1995-2005.
Anti-Italianism, Paperback (January 2011)» View all books by Fred Gardaphe
A cultural and historical exploration of Italian and Italian American discrimination.
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Author Biography - Fred Gardaphe
Fred L. Gardaphe directs the Italian-American Studies Program at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He is author of Italian Signs, American Streets: The Evolution of Italian American Narrative, Leaving Little Italy: Essaying Italian American Culture, Dagoes Read: Tradition and the Italian/American Writer, and Moustache Pete is Dead!: Italian/American Oral Tradition Preserved in Print.
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