Table of contents for The American dream and contemporary Hollywood cinema / J. Emmett Winn.

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Contents
Acknowledgments
Chapter 1
The American Dream, Upward Mobility, and Contemporary
Hollywood Film.....
 The American Language of Class .....................
 Understanding the Resiliency of the American Dream
............
 Defining the American Dream ......................
 The American Dream, the Self, and Hollywood's
Contemporary Era ..
 Rhetorical Assessment of Filmic Value Systems
.............
 Rhetorical Analyses of the American Dream in
Popular Culture ....
 The Themes of Upward Mobility in Contemporary Hollywood
Cinema ....
Chapter 2
Moralizing Mobility ............................
 An Officer and a Gentleman ........................
 Flashdance ..............................
 Saturday Night Fever ..........................
 The Enduring Nature of the American Dream
...............
 Moralizing Mobility ............................
 Working-Class Heroes and the Working-Class Life
..............
Chapter 3
Moralizing Failure ...........................
 Wall Street .................................
 The Firm ...............................
 Someone to Watch Over Me ......................
 The Flamingo Kid ............................
 Breaking Away ..........................
 Maid in Manhattan ..........................
 Good Will Hunting ..........................
 The Morality of Failed Mobility ...................
 Class Acceptance ...........................
Chapter 4
Moralizing the Material ............................
 Pretty Woman ..........................
 Mrs. Winterbourne .......................
 White Palace ............................
 Titanic .............................
 Passion Fish ..........................
 The Fisher King ..........................
 The Rhetoric of Cross-Class Relationships
.................
Chapter 5
The American Dream and Contemporary Hollywood Cinema
...........
 Analysis of Conclusions ......................
 The American Dream Is Sacrosanct .................
 The Dominant Class Is Not Immoral or Exploitative
........
 Working-Class Values Are Lauded ...............
 Class Is Not Social in America, It Is Individual
...........
 Social Justice ...........................
 The Problem of Political Indifference
.............
 A Critical Media Pedagogy ....................
 A Final Movie .........................
Bibliography ...............................
 
 
 

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Working class in motion pictures.
Social classes in motion pictures.
Motion pictures -- United States.