Journals Higher Education

Myth of the Western

New Perspectives on Hollywood's Frontier Narrative

Matthew Carter

Published by Edinburgh University Press

  • An exploration of the cultural, historical and political factors contributing to seeing the frontier myth as a major source of the Western
  • Clear analyses of, and intellectual challenges to, film scholarship that has developed around the Western over a sixty-five year period
  • A reconsideration of the historical function of the Western and its continued relevance in the twenty-first century
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