HUM3321_W05 - Emblem of American Westerns and Masculinity...

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Multicultural Film Western
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Classic American Film Genre Dominated American film industry (esp. 1926-1967) Wider cultural fascination with the West Example How is the Western film
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History and Cinema Closing of the frontier Influence on American identity Literary origins: novels/magazine s The Leatherstocking Tales , by James
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Themes Binary oppositions East vs. West Cowboys vs. Indians The “domestication” of the West
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Unformatted text preview: Emblem of American Westerns and Masculinity Social construction of masculinity What is the Western man like? What negative outcomes result? Masculinity: Example Sharon R. Bird: Welcome to the Mens Club Heterosexual men in homosocial interactions Homosocial: non-sexual, same gender Emotional detachment Competition Sexual The Quick and the Dead (1995)...
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