The Philosophy of the Western (Philosophy of Popular Culture) (Hardcover)

The Philosophy of the Western (Philosophy of Popular Culture) By Jennifer L. McMahon (Editor), B. Steve Csaki (Editor) Cover Image
By Jennifer L. McMahon (Editor), B. Steve Csaki (Editor)
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The western is arguably the most iconic and influential genre in American cinema. The solitude of the lone rider, the loyalty of his horse, and the unspoken code of the West render the genre popular yet lead it to offer a view of America's history that is sometimes inaccurate. For many, the western embodies America and its values. In recent years, scholars had declared the western genre dead, but a steady resurgence of western themes in literature, film, and television has reestablished the genr.

About the Author


Jennifer L. McMahon, associate professor and chair of the English and Languages Department at East Central University, is a contributor to The Philosophy of TV Noir, The Philosophy of Martin Scorsese, and The Simpsons and Philosophy. She lives in Stratford, Oklahoma. B. Steve Csaki was most recently a visiting professor at Centre College, where he taughtcourses in philosophy, the humanities, and Japanese. He lives in Stratford, Oklahoma.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780813125916
ISBN-10: 081312591X
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Publication Date: June 21st, 2010
Pages: 352
Language: English
Series: Philosophy of Popular Culture