WorldCat Identities

Berish, Andrew S.

Works: 7 works in 15 publications in 1 language and 817 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Andrew S Berish
Lonesome roads and streets of dreams : place, mobility, and race in jazz of the 1930s and '40s by Andrew S Berish( )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 805 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focusing on white bandleader Jan Garber, black bandleader Duke Ellington, white saxophonist Charlie Barnet, and black guitarist Charlie Christian, as well as traveling from Catalina Island to Manhattan to Oklahoma City, Lonesome Roads and Streets of Dreams depicts not only a geography of race but how this geography was disrupted, how these musicians crossed physical and racial boundarie -- from black to white, South to North, and rural to urban -- and how they found expression for these movements in the insistent music they were creating
Swinging transcontinental : modernity, race, and place in American dance band music 1930-1946 by Andrew S Berish( )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Auteurs At An Urban Crossroads : A Certain Tendency In New York Cinema by Rene Thomas Rodriguez( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Perhaps more than any other major American city in the 1970s, New York represented the decline of an urban existence. Job loss from factors related to deindustrialization and intense crime occupied local and national news, reflecting the increasing anxiety of America's future. New York City was positioned at the center of this frightening chaos. Films made during this period, known by film scholars and journalists as the "New Hollywood" captured the collective temperament of the people and the physical space they inhabit during its disintegration. The depiction of New York during the 1970s has been widely discussed in the writing on two key New York City directors, Woody Allen and Martin Scorsese. Scholars like Ellis Cashmore and Charles Silet have argued about Allen and Scorsese's depiction of New York respectively, however, they have not adequately offered a fully comprehensive study of their works collected together in order to uncover New York's decline. Specifically, this Thesis, examines the films made by Allen and Scorsese during the 1970s, specifically, Annie Hall, Manhattan, Mean Streets, and Taxi Driver. I explore the disparities and philosophies that both auteurs express in their depiction of the same urban space. Although the films are not documentaries, they do however; offer a faithful portrayal of a city in transition. By closely examining their works together, I offer a new perspective of New York's culturally diverse population transforming from a working class industrial landscape to one influenced by the principles of Neoliberalism
Tell Sir Thomas More We've Got Another Failed Attempt : Utopia And The Burning Man Project by Gracen Lila Kovacik( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Burning Man, a weeklong experience in Black Rock Desert, Nevada, has become an oasis for those looking to escape the corporatized grasp of modern culture. Burning Man serves as a reprieve from judgment and allows participants to embrace and perform their inner identities. The intensions of Burning Man have been widely debated, from scholars concentrating on the rejection of consumerism to analyzing sacred space and religious connectivity for festivalgoers. What deserves further analysis, however, is the utopian nature of the event. I will explore previous utopian attempts--literary, political, etc.--and define what characteristics from those societies were present during the inception and following early years of Burning Man. Using the work of Ernst Bloch I will establish Burning Man as a not-yet-conscious utopia, a product of Larry Harvey's vision, and define the increasingly imminent threats to the event's utopianism. The segregation of ideas at Burning Man, between veteran Burners and newcomers, is attributed to the perpetual struggle to balance and create meaning within a society designed to provide autonomy for its citizens. I will look at how changes in popularity and population have transformed the once utopian retreat into an amalgam of conflicting ethos. I argue that this once thriving counterculture is facing an extreme shift away from the original structure of the event in terms of meaning, experience, and understanding
To Utopianize The Mundane : Sound And Image In Country Musicals by Siyuan Ma( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Many consider music, songs, and dance performance as utopian signifiers for cinema, but few has entered the utopian discourse of country musicals, a small genre of cinema usually known as country music films. By closely scrutinizing Pure Country (1992), this thesis aims to reveal how country music—as music numbers and as background cues— integrate and connect the fragmented on-screen world for the country musicals so as to offer audiences a fullness of utopian experience, and how this utopian effect are culturally significant for American audiences due to country music's unique mechanism of constructing utopia and nostalgia in its past-orientations, sentimentalities, and alleged authenticities. I argue because of the American country music's internal need for utopia as an individual and social agent, Pure Country, as well as the neo-traditionalism country music defined by Pure Country, reconciles the pop and the old time country music, and also conciliates the tension expressed in such music tastes between the rural and urban communities. This reconciliation makes Pure Country a not so perfect cinematic text for documenting country music's authenticity and origin, but fully and clearly reflects the utopian meaning of country music on an individual and social level
Genre, Justice & Quentin Tarantino by Eric Michael Blake( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The films of Quentin Tarantino have held a significant influence on modern cinema, and therefore on cinema studies. As such, studies on the social and philosophical implications of his work have appeared over the years, mostly in regards to content. However, with the exception of references to his use of cinematic violence, studies of his technique—i.e., his cinematic style—have been rare, and rarer still have been studies of the social implications that arise from the patterns of his style as well as those his subject matter. The following thesis seeks to use the concept of Auteur Theory—specifically, that Tarantino is the primary artist of the films directed by him—to propose that a specific artistic style conveys a specific worldview: namely, that the artistic choices made by the director, in content and technique, can and do convey a viewpoint regarding "real life" and the world. Specifically, this work will culminate in analyzing and determining tenants to be gleaned from the Tarantino canon regarding issues of justice, both on an individual and societal basis. With his focus on crime—again, both societal and individual—Tarantino makes commentary on societal breakdown; the audience's emotional support (or lack thereof) for characters and their actions corresponds with identification, and therefore draws real-life parallels. Such refers to the concept of "Realism", which will be discussed in detail. Further, Tarantino's trend of recycling elements from prior films refers to artistic "Postmodernism"—use of "pastiche" and sampling to create a "new" work. The thesis will analyze the value and meaning of the major samplings in Tarantino's films—particularly in regards to genre--and concludes that, far from a simple conglomeration, a Tarantino "Genre-Blender" forms a cohesive whole, oriented towards specific impact of the audience
Mark Thomas : recruiter for the armies of hate by Andrew S Berish( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.17 (from 0.16 for Lonesome r ... to 0.83 for Mark Thoma ...)

English (15)