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dc.contributor.authorCrosson, Seán
dc.date.accessioned2016-08-23T13:49:11Z
dc.date.available2016-08-23T13:49:11Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.citationCrosson, Seán. (2014) 'From Babe Ruth to Michael Jordan: Affirming the American Dream via the Sports/Film Star'. Kinema, Fall 2014 (42):79-104.en_IE
dc.identifier.issn1192-6252
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10379/5986
dc.description.abstractIn the United States, sport stars have provided crucial affirmation of the American Dream ideology despite the considerable evidence that questions the validity and appropriateness of this belief for understandings of American society today. The focus on the individualistic achievement, good character and most importantly humble origins of sport stars in film and other popular representations seems to offer dramatic evidence of the openness of opportunity to those with appropriate values , including hard work and perseverance, within American society. Sports stars, such as Babe Ruth in the past and Michael Jordan more recently, have been crucial to the persistence of this individualist ethic, a central aspect of contemporary capitalist culture internationally.en_IE
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dc.publisherUniversity of Waterloo, Department of Fine Arts (Film Studies)en_IE
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dc.subjectFilmen_IE
dc.subjectMichael Jordanen_IE
dc.subjectBabe Ruthen_IE
dc.subjectZinedine Zidaneen_IE
dc.subjectCinemaen_IE
dc.subjectSporten_IE
dc.subjectCelebrityen_IE
dc.subjectStar discourseen_IE
dc.subjectFilm studiesen_IE
dc.titleFrom Babe Ruth to Michael Jordan: Affirming the American Dream via the Sports/Film Staren_IE
dc.typeArticleen_IE
dc.date.updated2016-08-23T13:40:25Z
dc.local.publishedsourcehttp://www.kinema.uwaterloo.ca/article.php?id=573&featureen_IE
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dc.local.contactSeán Crosson, Huston Film School, Nui, Galway. 5687 Email: sean.crosson@nuigalway.ie
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