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Introduction

Matthew Carter

in Myth of the Western: New Perspectives on Hollywood's Frontier Narrative

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780748685585
eISBN:
9780748697038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748685585.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The Introduction outlines the book in terms of contemporary film scholarship on the Western. The broader aim here is to set the book in the present before outlining the history of the two main ... More


Myth of the Western: New Perspectives on Hollywood's Frontier Narrative

Matthew Carter

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780748685585
eISBN:
9780748697038
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748685585.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

What is the nature of the relationship between the Hollywood Western and American frontier mythology? How have Western films helped develop cultural and historical perceptions, attitudes and beliefs ... More


Ritual, Play, and Neoliberal Rugged Consumerism

Raymond Malewitz

in The Practice of Misuse: Rugged Consumerism in Contemporary American Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780804791960
eISBN:
9780804792998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804791960.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter presents two historical perspectives on the neoliberal restructuring of rugged consumerism in the 1980s. The chapter begins with a discussion of the popular 1980s television show ... More


“A Country Worthy of Heroes”: The Old West and the New American Death Penalty

Daniel LaChance

in Executing Freedom: The Cultural Life of Capital Punishment in the United States

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226066691
eISBN:
9780226066721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226066721.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

At the end of the twentieth century, frontier mythology played an integral role in the representation of capital punishment as a virtuous practice in two communities responsible for the largest ... More


Glorious Independence

Jenni Calder

in Lost in the Backwoods: Scots and the North American Wilderness

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748647392
eISBN:
9780748689279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748647392.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter demonstrates that the New World wilderness had a romantic as well as a pragmatic appeal; as the Highland clans became tamed and their landscape commercialised, the call of the American ... More


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