The Social Gangster

The Social Gangster

Arthur B. Reeve. Arthur B. Reeve The Social Gangster EAN 8596547165354 DigiCat, 2022 Contact: [email protected] CHAPTER I THE SOCIAL GANGSTER CHAPTER II THE CABARET ROUGE.

Author: Arthur B. Reeve

Publisher: DigiCat

ISBN: EAN:8596547165354

Category: Fiction

Page: 251

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The dynamic detective duo is back! Professor Craig Kennedy, sometimes called "The American Sherlock Holmes", and Kennedy's Dr. Watson-like sidekick Walter Jameson, a newspaper reporter are back to uncover truth in this short story by renowned mystery novelist Arthur B. Reeve. Mrs. Brackett visits the detective to help her recover her diamond necklace, which she discovers is missing, as is her daughter Gloria. But they will soon receive a shocking message from Gloria...
Categories: Fiction

The Social Gangster

The Social Gangster

I don't know any more of them , but I presume there is a regular organization of these social gangsters . " " Did Signor Franconi - ever go with them ? " asked Craig . " Oh , mercy , no , " she hastened . " And they can't seem to break ...

Author: Arthur Benjamin Reeve


ISBN: NYPL:33433076047673

Category: American fiction

Page: 362

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Categories: American fiction

The Chicago Gangster Theory of Life

The Chicago Gangster Theory of Life

The Irish , Jewish , and especially the Italian gangster , to cite the historical order of ethnic succession in organized crime , often functioned as fantasy figures for ghetto communities dreaming of rapid social mobility .

Author: Andrew Ross

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 0860916545

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 324

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Increasingly, the most powerful voices on the planetâe"heads of state, corporations, global economistsâe"are speaking in the name of environmentalism.
Categories: Business & Economics

American Film Cycles

American Film Cycles

In the gangster film, this threat to the social order is the gangster himself. According to this rubric, the melodrama and the gangster film are opposites in every way. Despite the fact that melodramas are often disparaged for being ...

Author: Amanda Ann Klein

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292726802

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 257

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A series of movies that share images, characters, settings, plots, or themes, film cycles have been an industrial strategy since the beginning of cinema. While some have viewed them as "subgenres," mini-genres, or nascent film genres, Amanda Ann Klein argues that film cycles are an entity in their own right and a subject worthy of their own study. She posits that film cycles retain the marks of their historical, economic, and generic contexts and therefore can reveal much about the state of contemporary politics, prevalent social ideologies, aesthetic trends, popular desires, and anxieties. American Film Cycles presents a series of case studies of successful film cycles, including the melodramatic gangster films of the 1920s, the 1930s Dead End Kids cycle, the 1950s juvenile delinquent teenpic cycle, and the 1990s ghetto action cycle. Klein situates these films in several historical trajectories—the Progressive movement of the 1910s and 1920s, the beginnings of America's involvement in World War II, the "birth" of the teenager in the 1950s, and the drug and gangbanger crises of the early 1990s. She shows how filmmakers, audiences, film reviewers, advertisements, and cultural discourses interact with and have an impact on the film texts. Her findings illustrate the utility of the film cycle in broadening our understanding of established film genres, articulating and building upon beliefs about contemporary social problems, shaping and disseminating deviant subcultures, and exploiting and reflecting upon racial and political upheaval.
Categories: Performing Arts

American Masculinities A Historical Encyclopedia

American Masculinities  A Historical Encyclopedia

Historians have suggested that the gangster figure helped replace traditional qualities of ideal masculinity, such as honor, with traits such as violence, independence, and the ability to exploit the social system.

Author: Bret Carroll

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781452265711

Category: Social Science

Page: 576

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"This is a highly recommended purchase for undergraduate, medium-sized, and large public libraries wishing to provide a substantial introduction to the field of men's studies." --Reference & User Services Quarterly "Pleasing layout and good cross-references make Carroll's compendium a welcome addition to collections serving readers of all ages. Highly recommended." --CHOICE "An excellent index, well-chosen photographs and illustrations, and an extensive bibliography add further value. American Masculinities is well worth what would otherise be too hefty a price for many libraries because no other encyclopedia comes close to covering this growing field so well." --American Reference Books Annual American Masculinities: A Historical Encyclopedia is a first-of-its-kind reference, detailing developments in the growing field of men's studies. This up-to-date analytical review serves as a marker of how the field has evolved over the last decade, especially since the 1993 publication of Anthony Rotundo's American Manhood. This seminal book opened new vistas for exploration and research into American History, society, and culture. Weaving the fabric of American history, American Masculinities illustrates how American political leaders have often used the rhetoric of manliness to underscore the presumed moral righteousness and ostensibly protective purposes of their policies. Seeing U.S. history in terms of gender archetypes, readers will gain a richer and deeper understanding of America's democratic political system, domestic and foreign policies, and capitalist economic system, as well as the "private" sphere of the home and domestic life. The contributors to American Masculinities share the assumption that men's lives have been grounded fundamentally in gender, that is, in their awareness of themselves as males. Their approach goes beyond scholarship which traditionally looks at men (and women) in terms of what they do and how they have influenced a given field or era. Rather, this important work delves into the psychological core of manhood which is shaped not only by biology, but also by history, society, and culture. Encapsulating the current state of scholarly interpretation within the field of Men's Studies, American Masculinities: A Historical Encyclopedia is designed to help students and scholars advance their studies, develop new questions for research, and stimulate new ways of exploring the history of American life. Key Features - Reader's Guide facilitates browsing by topic and easy access to information - Extensive name, place, and concept index gives users an additional means of locating topics of interest - More than 250 entries, each with suggestions for further reading - Cross references direct users to related information - Comprehensive bibliography includes a list of sources organized by categories in the field Topics Covered - Arts, Literature, and Popular Culture - Body, Health, and Sexuality - Class, Ethnic, Racial, and Religious Identities - Concepts and Theories - Family and Fatherhood - General History - Icons and Symbols - Leisure and Work - Movements and Organizations - People - Political and Social Issues About the Editor Bret E. Carroll is Associate Professor of History at California State University, Stanislaus. He received his Ph.D. from Cornell University in 1991. He is author of The Routledge Historical Atlas of Religion in America (1997), Spiritualism in Antebellum America (1997), and several articles on nineteenth-century masculinity.
Categories: Social Science

Shaping Our Responses to Violent and Demeaning Imagery in Popular Music

Shaping Our Responses to Violent and Demeaning Imagery in Popular Music

That movement— “ RAPITIVISM ” -is a form of social activism which uses rap music as a tool to bring about change in the system . The raptivist nature of “ gangster ” rap is indicative of a heightened social consciousness in the inner ...

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Juvenile Justice


ISBN: PSU:000044479145

Category: Government publications

Page: 140

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Categories: Government publications

The Gangster s Cousin

The Gangster s Cousin

The redbrick buildings were not so different from the ones in Harlem, but there were many more storefront social clubs down this way. The summer brought everyone out. The men from the social clubs played cards and conducted their ...

Author: Salvatore "Sal" Lucania

Publisher: WildBlue Press

ISBN: 9781948239264

Category: True Crime

Page: 424

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The autobiography of a member of Charles “Lucky” Luciano’s Mafia family. “The reader gets a real sense of code, of honor, courage and commitment” (London TV). “I was born an outlaw in outlaw culture. I refused to be forced into the powerless class of the ordinary, law-abiding citizen. I always saw things from outside the box because I was born outside the box, so I was free to think for myself.” Born in 1942, Salvatore “Sal” Lucania was not only raised but educated by the streets of East Harlem. Dropping out of his Catholic high school at fifteen after punching out a priest, a formal education was not Sal’s future. As such, it would have been easy to fall into the trappings of “made man” status in the mafia, like his cousin Charles “Lucky” Luciano. But Sal had a different vision of the future, if he could just escape the confines of his neighborhood and defy the ways of the people in power: the bullies, the “ruling class,” local government corruption and his own mafia family culture—in order to create a different life than the one fate might have otherwise intended. The Gangster’s Cousin is a wonderfully different take on the usual Mafia story. Sal’s memoir takes the reader on a sometimes exciting, sometimes poignant, and often humorous adventure as he finds himself in unbelievable situations and meeting an array of unique and funny characters along the way. Follow Sal’s one-of-a-kind perspective and find out why he strives so hard to stay ahead of a different type of criminal class—the people who make the rules.
Categories: True Crime

Stylistic Innovations in Quentin Tarantino s Pulp Fiction

Stylistic Innovations in Quentin Tarantino s  Pulp Fiction

The usual gangster protagonist is basically portrayed as a male who is relentlessly struggling against social boundaries and is always in search of something unattainable. Furthermore, as Mason suggests, “The noir gangster is alienated ...

Author: Julian Sander

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783640853687

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 39

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Bachelor Thesis from the year 2010 in the subject Film Science, grade: 1,3, Bielefeld University (Fakultät für Linguistik und Literaturwissenschaft), language: English, abstract: The influence of Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction on contemporary American cinema has been profound in the last two decades. It was actually Tarantino’s second film after his already groundbreaking debut Reservoir Dogs, both of which he wrote and directed, though it was Pulp Fiction that ultimately established its creator as an influential filmmaker and made him legendary around the world. Tarantino’s affection for different film genres can be noticed throughout all of his films. He usually pays tribute to them by using his distinct knowledge of their conventions and blending them into his own films. It is not that he just replicates them; in fact, he adds refreshing stylistic elements and recreates them into completely new shapes. His films also are full of references to a variety of different movies as well as diverse pop cultural minutiae. The assembly of numerous generic influences in one single movie, which Tarantino consciously practices, can be identified as characteristic of his distinctive style. These features as well as the filmmaker’s novelistic approach to narrative construction have become his own, artistic signature. As in Pulp Fiction, conventions of classical gangster films are incorporated and reworked so that it becomes something fresh and innovative. On the basis of Tarantino’s standing in the film industry due to Pulp Fiction, I wish to analyze his most significant film toward its representation of violence, redemption and morality through the generic codes of a fictional crime world. While Tarantino’s aptitude to construct original and manifold storylines in an unconventional mode is undeniable, the aesthetics of violence and articulations of values behind his style have been constantly controversial. Since his latest film Inglourious Basterds (2009) this issue seems relevant again, which was one of the reasons that prompted me to revisit his previous work. In my thesis I intend to explore the director’s vision and his means of creating movies. I argue that Quentin Tarantino creates a new style of cinema in Pulp Fiction by subverting classical film conventions, most notably, those of the gangster genre. In doing so I want to answer these questions: How does the filmmaker utilize stylistic elements to subvert classical movie genres? What impact do stylistic changes have on the representation of violence and ethics? This attempt finally seeks to capture the essence of the filmmaker’s style within a larger cultural and social context.
Categories: Performing Arts

Adventure Mystery and Romance

Adventure  Mystery  and Romance

accept the idea that criminality must be treated as a function of abstract social pressures. ... in the emergence in the 19205 of two major formulaic figures in the literature of crime: the urban gangster and the hard-boiled detective.

Author: John G. Cawelti

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226148700

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 344

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In this first general theory for the analysis of popular literary formulas, John G. Cawelti reveals the artistry that underlies the best in formulaic literature. Cawelti discusses such seemingly diverse works as Mario Puzo's The Godfather, Dorothy Sayers's The Nine Tailors, and Owen Wister's The Virginian in the light of his hypotheses about the cultural function of formula literature. He describes the most important artistic characteristics of popular formula stories and the differences between this literature and that commonly labeled "high" or "serious" literature. He also defines the archetypal patterns of adventure, mystery, romance, melodrama, and fantasy, and offers a tentative account of their basis in human psychology.
Categories: Literary Criticism

A Gangster s Girl

A Gangster s Girl

The reason for the social worker's presence was that she wanted to speak to Tionna about taking custody of the baby. “We were able to save the baby, but there are a few problems,” Mrs. White said. “The father has disappeared and the ...

Author: Chunichi

Publisher: Urban Books

ISBN: 9781622861446

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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Meet Ceazia, a very attractive, very good girl who has just left the safety of her parents' home and entered into the world of bad boys and fast money. Ceazia thinks the world belongs to her when she meets Vegas, one of the Tidewater, Virginia area's most notorious drug dealers. Even though a relationship with Vegas goes against everything her parents taught her, she still can't resist his bad boy persona. He's fine, sexy, and ready to give her anything her heart desires—just what the doctor ordered for a broke, wannabe diva. This might just end up being the biggest mistake of her life.
Categories: Fiction