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Title All roads lead to the American city / edited by Peter Swirski.
Imprint Hong Kong : Hong Kong University Press, 2007.

Subject City and town life -- United States.
Cities and towns -- United States.
Civilization -- American influences.
Globalization -- Social aspects.
American literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Cities and towns in literature.
Roads in literature.
Alt Name Swirski, Peter, 1966-
Description 1 online resource (154 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 131-143) and index.
Contents Introduction : American city or global village? / Peter Swirski -- All roads lead from the American city? : the land of the urban frontier / Priscilla Roberts -- In the city and on the road in Asian American film : my America ... or, honk if you love Buddha / Gina Marchetti -- A is for American, B is for bad, C is for city : Ed McBain and the ABC of police and urban procedurals / Peter Swirski -- Just apassin' through : betterment and its discontents in America's literature of the road / Earle Waugh -- Urbs Americana : a work in progress / William John Kyle.
Summary "All Roads Lead to the American City provides an original view of urban culture in America seen through its irrevocable ties with the cities and roads. Examining the history, cinema, literature, cultural myths and social geography of the United States, the book puts some of the greatest as well as the "baddest" American cities under the microscope. Taking the role of the roads that crisscross and connect the cities as their shared point of reference, these essays explore ways to understand the people who live, commute, work, create, govern, commit crime and conduct business in them."--Jacket.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9789882205208 (electronic bk.)
9882205208 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 707092614
Link HKU Press digital editions.
Additional Format Print version: All roads lead to the American city. Hong Kong : Hong Kong University Press, 2007 9789622098626 (DLC) 2009352060 (OCoLC)123114895

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