Land of Smoke and Mirrors

Land of Smoke and Mirrors

A Cultural History of Los Angeles

eBook - 2013
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"Land of Smoke and Mirrors looks at greater Los Angeles through the images projected from within and without its geographical and psychological borders. Divided into sections that probe the city's checkered history and reflect on Hollywood's own self reflections, the book offers revealing readings of different types of texts (novelistic, cinematic, event-related, and geographical) to expose how Los Angeles, despite considerable remaining challenges, is blowing away some of the smoke of its not always proud past and rhetorically adjusting its rear-view mirrors"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, ©2013
ISBN: 9780813554587
Characteristics: 1 online resource (x, 301 pages) : illustrations


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