Andy Hakim

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Andy Hakim studies 20th-century American fiction, film, and culture. He is currently working on a book that charts the evolution of a widespread cultural fascination with individual prestige that took shape in the United States over the course of the last century. Tracing the contours of the myth of the self-made man, he explores the ways media technology has intensified this fascination and reshaped American ideals about what it means to be “somebody.” Other research interests include celebrity culture, race and ethnicity, detective fiction, and the literature of Los Angeles and the West.