A Fistful of Icons: Essays on Frontier Fixtures of the American Western (Paperback)

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By Sue Matheson (Editor)
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After a century of reinvention and, frequently, reinterpretation, Western movies continue to contribute to the cultural understanding of the United States. And Western archetypes remain as important emblems of the American experience, relating a complex and coded narrative about heroism and morality, masculinity and femininity, westward expansion and technological progress, and assimilation and settlement. In this collection of new essays, 21 contributors from around the globe examine the cowboy cool iconography of film and television Westerns--from bounty hunters in buckskin jackets to denizens of seedy saloons and lonely deserts, from Cecil B. DeMille and John Ford to Steve McQueen and Budd Boetticher, Jr.

About the Author


Sue Matheson is an associate professor of English at the University College of the North in The Pas, Manitoba, Canada.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780786498048
ISBN-10: 0786498048
Publisher: McFarland & Company
Publication Date: June 29th, 2017
Pages: 308
Language: English