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Published: 01 June 2019

192 Pages | 20

6.14 x 9.21 inches

ISBN: 9781474427920

Bookseller Code (06)

The Contemporary Western

An American Genre Post 9/11

John White

Published by Edinburgh University Press

  • A distinctive examination of post-9/11 films in relation to the Hollywood western
  • Explores how films such as Open Range, True Grit and Jane Got a Gun reinforce a conservative myth of America exceptionalism
  • Examines how these films reflect the United States' post-9/11 uncertainties and highlight the importance of defending the homeland