Lawrence of Arabia and American Culture

Departing from prior scholarship, this work examines the popular culture machinery involved in the manufacture of modern heroes.

Author: Joel C. Hodson

Publisher: Praeger

ISBN: UOM:39015034515943

Category: Social Science

Page: 195

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Departing from prior scholarship, this work examines the popular culture machinery involved in the manufacture of modern heroes.

Heroic imperialists in Africa

50 Thomas Edward Lawrence 'of Arabia' has generated considerable literary and biographical interest since the end of the ... 51 J. C. Hodson, Lawrence of Arabia and American Culture (Westport, CT, 1995), pp. 14 and 27–8.

Author: Berny Sèbe

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9781526103512

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

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From the height of ‘New Imperialism’ until the Second World War, three generations of heroes of the British and French empires in Africa were selected, manufactured and packaged for consumption by a metropolitan public eager to discover new horizons and to find comfort in the concept of a ‘civilising mission’. This book looks at imperial heroism by examining the legends of a dozen major colonial figures on both sides of the Channel, revisiting the familiar stories of Livingstone, Gordon and Kitchener from a radically new angle, and throwing light on their French counterparts, often less famous in the Anglophone world but certainly equally fascinating.

Encyclopedia of the Sixties A Decade of Culture and Counterculture 2 volumes

In an early scene, Lawrence's Arab guide is killed after drinking from another tribe's well. The killer, Sherif Ali—played by Egyptian actor ... London: I. B. Tauris, 2009. Hodson, Joel C. Lawrence of Arabia and American Culture: The ...

Author: Abbe A. Debolt

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440801020

Category: Social Science

Page: 871

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Comedian Robin Williams said that if you remember the '60s, you weren't there. This encyclopedia documents the people, places, movements, and culture of that memorable decade for those who lived it and those who came after. • Nearly 500 A–Z entries on the political, religious, artistic, and popular topics of the decade • A chronology of significant political and social events • 50 photographs and illustrations • Dozens of expert contributors from a variety of fields and academic disciplines • An extensive annotated bibliography

America and Iraq

7 Quoted in Joel Hodson, Lawrence of Arabia and American Culture (Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1995), 60. 8 David Fromkin adds another element: the delight of Englishmen in the possibility of 'perpetual boyhood', ...

Author: David Ryan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134036721

Category: History

Page: 288

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This edited volume provides an overview on US involvement in Iraq from the 1958 Iraqi coup to the present-day, offering a deeper context to the current conflict. Using a range of innovative methods to interrogate US foreign policy, ideology and culture, the book provides a broad set of reflections on past, present and future implications of US-Iraqi relations, and especially the strategic implications for US policy-making. In doing so, it examines several key aspects of relationship such as: the 1958 Iraqi Revolution; the impact of the 1967 Arab-Israeli War; the impact of the Nixon Doctrine on the regional balance of power; US attempts at rapprochement during the 1980s; the 1990-91 Gulf War; and, finally, sanctions and inspections. Analysis of the contemporary Iraq crisis sets US plans against the ‘reality’ they faced in the country, and explores both attempts to bring security to Iraq, and the implications of failure.

Hollywood and the Invention of England

In Around the World in 80 Days , America is thus established as the successor nation to England, the culture best equipped to ... Lawrence of Arabia and American Culture: The Making of a Transatlantic Legend (Westport: Greenwood, 1995), ...

Author: Jonathan Stubbs

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781501305856

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

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Drawing on new archival research into Hollywood production history and detailed analysis of individual films, Hollywood and the Invention of England examines the surprising affinity for the English past in Hollywood cinema. Stubbs asks why Hollywood filmmakers have so frequently drawn on images and narratives depicting English history, and why films of this type have resonated with audiences in America. Beginning with an overview of the cultural interaction between American film and English historical culture, the book proceeds to chart the major filmmaking cycles which characterise Hollywood's engagement with the English past from the 1930s to the present, assessing the value of English-themed films in the American film industry while also placing them in a broader historical context.

The Holy Land in English Culture 1799 1917

I realised the feelings of Peter the Hermit. God was with me.'36 33 34 35 Joel C. Hudson, Lawrence of Arabia and American Culture: The Making of a Transatlantic Legend (Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1995), 52. T. E. Lawrence, Seven ...

Author: Eitan Bar-Yosef

Publisher: Clarendon Press

ISBN: 9780191555572

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 334

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The dream of building Jerusalem in England's green and pleasant land has long been a quintessential part of English identity and culture: but how did this vision shape the Victorian encounter with the actual Jerusalem in the Middle East? The Holy Land in English Culture 1799-1917 offers a new cultural history of the English fascination with Palestine in the long nineteenth century, from Napoleon's failed Mediterranean campaign of 1799, which marked a new era in the British involvement in the land, to Allenby's conquest of Jerusalem in 1917. Bar-Yosef argues that the Protestant tradition of internalizing Biblical vocabulary - 'Promised Land', 'Chosen People', 'Jerusalem' - and applying it to different, often contesting, visions of England and Englishness evoked a unique sense of ambivalence towards the imperial desire to possess the Holy Land. Popular religious culture, in other words, was crucial to the construction of the orientalist discourse: so crucial, in fact, that metaphorical appropriations of the 'Holy Land' played a much more dominant role in the English cultural imagination than the actual Holy Land itself. As it traces the diversity of 'Holy Lands' in the Victorian cultural landscape - literal and metaphorical, secular and sacred, radical and patriotic, visual and textual - this study joins the ongoing debate about the dissemination of imperial ideology. Drawing on a wide array of sources, from Sunday-school textbooks and popular exhibitions to penny magazines and soldiers' diaries, the book demonstrates how the Orientalist discourse functions - or, to be more precise, malfunctions - in those popular cultural spheres that are so markedly absent from Edward Said's work: it is only by exploring sources that go beyond the highbrow, the academic, or the official, that we can begin to grasp the limited currency of the orientalist discourse in the metropolitan centre, and the different meanings it could hold for different social groups. As such, The Holy Land in English Culture 1799-1917 provides a significant contribution to both postcolonial studies and English social history.

The Great War and the British Empire

Indeed, Thomas's travelogue has been left exclusively to those writing about T. E. Lawrence. ... 7 Joel C. Hodson, Lawrence of Arabia and American Culture: The Making of a Transatlantic Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1995), ...

Author: Michael J.K. Walsh

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317029830

Category: History

Page: 310

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In 1914 almost one quarter of the earth's surface was British. When the empire and its allies went to war in 1914 against the Central Powers, history's first global conflict was inevitable. It is the social and cultural reactions to that war and within those distant, often overlooked, societies which is the focus of this volume. From Singapore to Australia, Cyprus to Ireland, India to Iraq and around the rest of the British imperial world, further complexities and interlocking themes are addressed, offering new perspectives on imperial and colonial history and theory, as well as art, music, photography, propaganda, education, pacifism, gender, class, race and diplomacy at the end of the pax Britannica.

Self help Messiah

11 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 22 2 3 Thomas, Good Evening Everybody, 201–2; DC to Amanda Carnagey, August 18, 1919, DCA; DC, autobiographical fragment, DCA: Hodgson, Lawrence of Arabia and American Culture, 30–31; and Lloyd's Weekly News ...

Author: Steven Watts

Publisher: Other Press, LLC

ISBN: 9781590515037

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 544

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An illuminating biography of the man who taught Americans “how to win friends and influence people” Before Stephen Covey, Oprah Winfrey, and Malcolm Gladwell there was Dale Carnegie. His book, How to Win Friends and Influence People, became a best seller worldwide, and Life magazine named him one of “the most important Americans of the twentieth century.” This is the first full-scale biography of this influential figure. Dale Carnegie was born in rural Missouri, his father a poor farmer, his mother a successful preacher. To make ends meet he tried his hand at various sales jobs, and his failure to convince his customers to buy what he had to offer eventually became the fuel behind his future glory. Carnegie quickly figured out that something was amiss in American education and in the ways businesspeople related to each other. What he discovered was as simple as it was profound: Understanding people’s needs and desires is paramount in any successful enterprise. Carnegie conceived his book to help people learn to relate to one another and enrich their lives through effective communication. His success was extraordinary, so hungry was 1920s America for a little psychological insight that was easy to apply to everyday affairs. Self-help Messiah tells the story of Carnegie’s personal journey and how it gave rise to the movement of self-help and personal reinvention.

Combat Death in Contemporary American Culture

The 1958 book The Ugly American, by William J. Lederer and Eugene Burdick, promoting the use of Special Forces in Vietnam in ... American is the story of “Lawrence of Arabia,” to which I have been referring throughout this chapter.

Author: Agnieszka Soltysik Monnet

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781793634962

Category: Social Science

Page: 306

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Combat Death in Contemporary American Culture: Popular Cultural Conceptions of War since World War II explores how war has been portrayed in the United States since World War II, with a particular focus on an emotionally charged but rarely scrutinized topic: combat death. Agnieszka Soltysik Monnet argues that most stories about war use three main building blocks: melodrama, adventure, and horror. Monnet examines how melodrama and adventure have helped make war seem acceptable to the American public by portraying combat death as a meaningful sacrifice and by making military killing look necessary and often even pleasurable. Horror no longer serves its traditional purpose of making the bloody realities of war repulsive, but has instead been repurposed in recent years to intensify the positivity of melodrama and adventure. Thus this book offers a fascinating diagnosis of how war stories perform ideological and emotional work and why they have such a powerful grip on the American imagination.

Movie Greats

Michael Wilson, 'Lawrence of Arabia: Elements and Facets of the Theme', Cineaste, 21/4 (1995), pp. 30–2. 21. Joel C. Hodson, Lawrence of Arabia and American Culture: The Making of a Transatlantic Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, ...

Author: Philip Gillett

Publisher: Berg

ISBN: 9781847886156

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 240

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Why are some films regarded as classics, worthy of entry into the canon of film history? Which sorts of films make the cut and why? Movie Greats questions how cinema is ranked and, in doing so, uncovers a history of critical conflict, with different aesthetic positions battling for dominance. The films examined range across the history of cinema: The Battleship Potemkin, The 39 Steps, Modern Times, Citizen Kane, It's a Wonderful Life, Black Narcissus, The Night of the Hunter, Lawrence of Arabia, 8*, 2001: A Space Odyssey, The Godfather, Raging Bull, The Piano and Kill Bill: Vol. 1. Each chapter opens with a brief summary of the film's plot and goes on to discuss the historical context, the key individuals who made the film, and initial and subsequent popular and critical responses. Students studying the history of film, canon formation or film aesthetics will find this book relevant, provocative and absorbing.