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ERIC Number: EJ592848
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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ISSN: ISSN-0010-0994
Textual Trouble in River City: Literacy, Rhetoric, and Consumerism in "The Music Man."
Malinowitz, Harriet
College English, v62 n1 p58-82 Sep 1999
Offers a reading of "The Music Man" that traces the ways its charm and humor are undergirded by a parodic stance toward American values as rooted in turn-of-the-century discourses of literacy, education, morality, and in the simultaneously burgeoning national obsessing with buying and selling. Considers sexual and textual anxieties in the Progressive Era, "the repressed/repressive librarian," and consumerist rhetoric. (SC)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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