Download PDF by Steve Glassman: Florida in the Popular Imagination: Essays on the Cultural

By Steve Glassman

This ebook presents the 1st serious dialogue of pop culture in Florida, which all started drawing iciness viewers earlier than the Civil struggle and now boasts greater than 100 million viewers each year. those essays discover many points of Florida’s tradition, reading such themes because the ever-present specters of Mickey, Shamu, and different subject park staples; early vacationer websites loved via tin-can campers ahead of the ever present megaparks elbowed out extra organically Floridian points of interest; Key West as a mecca of queer tradition; the notorious dating among Key West and its favourite son, Ernest Hemingway; and an summary of numerous iconic Florida associations, together with motorbike Week, the Daytona 500, and Spring holiday. The paintings concludes with a glance at Florida’s position within the hugely arguable presidential election of 2000.

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