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Author Chopra-Gant, Mike.

Title The Waltons : nostalgia and myth in seventies America / Mike Chopra-Gant.

Published London : New York : I.B. Tauris, 2013.

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Location Call No. Status
 UniM Southbank  791.4572 Cho    AVAILABLE
Physical description vi, 213 pages ; 22 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [201]-207) and index.
Contents 1 Origins and Production History 9 -- Earl Hamner Jr 10 -- Radio, Television and Novels 12 -- Spencer's Mountain 14 -- Screening Spencer's Mountain 21 -- From Spencer's Mountain to Walton's Mountain 26 -- 2 State of the Union: Turmoil and Nostalgia in Amerikkka 29 -- 'There's a Riot Goin' On' 33 -- Progress and Morals 41 -- Economic Problems 46 -- Vietnam - the American War 48 -- Social Fragmentation and Culture 50 -- 'Oh mercy mercy me. Oh, things ain't what they used to be, no no' 54 -- Politics 56 -- 3 Television Families 61 -- Golden Age? 67 -- Freaky Families 73 -- 'We Lost a Daughter, But We Gained a Meathead' 80 -- 4 (Not) Following in his Father's Footsteps: Masculinity on Walton's Mountain 95 -- Masculinity and the Writer's Vocation 100 -- John-Boy's Legacies 106 -- Modern Man 117 -- 5 Walton Women 126 -- Baseball Gloves and Pretty Dresses 134 -- 'Strange' Women 140 -- Women's Work 146 -- 6 Goodnight John-Boy? 155 -- Conceptualising Fandom 156 -- Waltons on the Web 165 -- Rebirth of the Author: The Waltons as a 'Readerly' and a 'Writerly' Text 167 -- Waltons Fandom and the Fantasy of 'Normality' 178.
Subject Waltons (Television program)
Television programs -- Social aspects -- United States.
Nostalgia on television.
ISBN 9781848850293 (paperback)