No Literal Connection: Images of Mass Commodification, US Militarism, and the Oil Industry, in The Big Lebowski

  title={No Literal Connection: Images of Mass Commodification, US Militarism, and the Oil Industry, in The Big Lebowski},
  author={David Martin-Jones},
  journal={The Sociological Review},
  pages={133 - 149}
This chapter examines the political subtext of The Big Lebowski. This subtext critiques the growth of car culture in twentieth century America, and the nation’s resultant involvement in overseas wars for oil. The chapter explores the various formal and narrative elements which are used to construct the subtext, piecing it together from its often oblique references to the changing face of postwar America, its urban geography, its economy, and its ideology. In particular it focuses on the way… 
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