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Westerns in a changing America, 1955-2000

Author: R Philip Loy
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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By 1955 Westerns began to include more controversial themes: cowardly citizens, emotionally deranged characters, graphic violence, marital infidelity, racial prejudice, and rape, among other issues. This work examines the manner in which Westerns reflected the substantial social, economic and political changes that shaped American culture in the latter half of the twentieth century.Part One of this work considers  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Loy, R. Philip, 1940-
Westerns in a changing America, 1955-2000.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©2004
(OCoLC)607435701
Online version:
Loy, R. Philip, 1940-
Westerns in a changing America, 1955-2000.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©2004
(OCoLC)631578673
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: R Philip Loy
ISBN: 0786418710 9780786418718
OCLC Number: 55018695
Description: viii, 320 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Randolph Scott and Audie Murphy in changing times --
The descent of the hero --
Westerns of the new frontier --
Sam Peckinpah in the 1960s --
Clint Eastwood : "man with no name" --
John Wayne : "the American" --
Nobody gets to be a cowboy forever --
Jesse James and Billy the Kid : outlaws or populist heroes --
"Never mind Wyatt, it happened that way" --
Indians are human beings --
Hard-ridin' woman with a whip.
Responsibility: by R. Philip Loy.
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For many, the Westerns of 1930 to 1955 were a defining part of American culture. This text examines the manner in which Westerns reflected the substantial social, economic and political changes that  Read more...

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