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Myth of the western.

Author: Matthew Carter
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press 2014.
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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 towards the frontier? Is there still a place for the genre in light of revisionist histories of the American West? This book re-invigorates the debate surrounding the relationship between the Western and frontier  Read more...
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ISBN: 9780748685585 0748685588
OCLC Number: 867724980
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What is the nature of the relationship between the Hollywood Western and American frontier mythology? This book re-invigorates the debate surrounding the relationship between the Western and frontier  Read more...

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'Matthew Carter's Myth of the Western provides rich, detailed readings of exemplary Westerns from critical periods of the genre's history. More important, he analyzes the scholarship on the Western, Read more...

 
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