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The Resource Captivating Westerns : the Middle East in the American West, Susan Kollin

Captivating Westerns : the Middle East in the American West, Susan Kollin

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Captivating Westerns : the Middle East in the American West
Title
Captivating Westerns
Title remainder
the Middle East in the American West
Statement of responsibility
Susan Kollin
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Tracing the transnational influences of what has been known as a uniquely American genre, "the Western," Susan Kollin's Captivating Westerns analyzes key moments in the history of multicultural encounters between the Middle East and the American West. In particular, the book examines how experiences of contact and conflict have played a role in defining the western United States as a crucial American landscape. Kollin interprets the popular Western as a powerful national narrative and presents the cowboy hero as a captivating figure who upholds traditional American notions of freedom and promise, not just in the region but across the globe. Captivating Westerns revisits popular uses of the Western plot and cowboy hero in understanding American global power in the post-9/11 period. Although various attempts to build a case for the war on terror have referenced this quintessential American region, genre, and hero, they have largely overlooked the ways in which these celebrated spaces, icons, and forms, rather than being uniquely American, are instead the result of numerous encounters with and influences from the Middle East. By tracing this history of contact, encounter, and borrowing, this study expands the scope of transnational studies of the cowboy and the Western and in so doing discloses the powerful and productive influence of the Middle East on the American West"--
  • "Captivating Westerns examines the contact and conflict between the United States and the Middle East in the introduction, production, and circulation of the film and literary Western, and the racial politics embedded in the various versions and revisions of the Western genre"--
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Kollin, Susan
Dewey number
810.9/3278
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Postwestern Horizons
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  • American literature
  • West (U.S.)
  • Middle East
  • West (U.S.)
  • Middle East
Label
Captivating Westerns : the Middle East in the American West, Susan Kollin
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Control code
ocn918940897
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780803286634
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)918940897
Label
Captivating Westerns : the Middle East in the American West, Susan Kollin
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Control code
ocn918940897
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780803286634
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)918940897

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