The Creation of the Cowboy Hero

Author: Jeremy Agnew

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 078647839X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 245

View: 8118


As business interests have commercialized the American West and publishers and studios have created compelling imagery, the expectations of readers and moviegoers have influenced perceptions of the cowboy as a hero. This book describes the evolution of the cowboy hero as a mythic persona created by dime novels, television and Hollywood. Much of our concept of the cowboy comes to us from movies and the book's main focus is his changing image in cinema. The development of the hero image and the fictional West is traced from early novels and films to the present, along with shifting audience expectations and economic pressures.

The Cowboy Hero

Author: William W. Savage

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806119205

Category: Social Science

Page: 196

View: 2998


Analyzes the modern myth of the cowboy as it appears in movies, advertising, the rodeo, and fiction, and gauges its effect on American thought

Patterns of American Popular Heroism

Author: James G. Shoopman

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476641552

Category: Social Science

Page: 293

View: 3117


The American popular hero has deeply bipolar origins: Depending on prevailing attitudes about the use or abuse of authority, American heroes may be rooted in the traditions of the Roman conquerors of The Aeneid or of the biblical underdog warriors and prophets. This book reviews the history of American popular culture and its heroes from the Revolutionary War and pre-Civil War "women's literature" to the dime novel tales of Jesse James and Buffalo Bill. "Hinge-heroes" like The Virginian and the Rider's of the Purple Sage paved the way for John Wayne's and Humphrey Bogart's champions of civilization, while Jimmy Stewart's scrappy rebels fought soulless bankers and cynical politicians. The 1960s and 1970s saw a wave of new renegades--the doctors of MASH and the rebel alliance of Star Wars--but early 21st Century terrorism called for the grit of world weary cops and the super-heroism of Wonder Woman and Black Panther to make the world safe.

The Enduring Vision: A History of the American People, Concise

Author: Paul S. Boyer,Clifford E. Clark,Karen Halttunen,Sandra Hawley,Joseph F. Kett

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133713548

Category: History

Page: 880

View: 1866


THE ENDURING VISION, CONCISE EDITION, is an engaging narrative that integrates political, social, and cultural history within a chronological framework. Known for its focus on the environment and the land, the text is also praised for its innovative coverage of cultural history, public health and medicine, and the West--including Native American history. The Seventh Edition brings the work fully up to date, and was carefully revised to create a sharper narrative. Chapters 26 through 29 have been reorganized to consolidate coverage of the Cold War, the civil rights movement, and the Vietnam War, so that each is addressed cohesively. Available in the following split options: THE ENDURING VISION, CONCISE Seventh Edition (Chapters 1-31); Volume 1: To 1877 (Chapters 1-16); Volume 2: From 1865 (Chapters 16-31). Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Enduring Vision: A History of the American People, Volume II: Since 1865, Concise

Author: Paul S. Boyer,Clifford E. Clark,Karen Halttunen,Sandra Hawley,Joseph F. Kett

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133713564

Category: History

Page: 496

View: 5996


THE ENDURING VISION, CONCISE EDITION, is an engaging narrative that integrates political, social, and cultural history within a chronological framework. Known for its focus on the environment and the land, the text is also praised for its innovative coverage of cultural history, public health and medicine, and the West--including Native American history. The Seventh Edition brings the work fully up to date, and was carefully revised to create a sharper narrative. Chapters 26 through 29 have been reorganized to consolidate coverage of the Cold War, the civil rights movement, and the Vietnam War, so that each is addressed cohesively. Available in the following split options: THE ENDURING VISION, CONCISE Seventh Edition (Chapters 1-31); Volume 1: To 1877 (Chapters 1-16); Volume 2: From 1865 (Chapters 16-31). Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

International Encyclopedia of Men and Masculinities

Author: Michael Flood,Judith Kegan Gardiner,Bob Pease,Keith Pringle

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134317077

Category: Social Science

Page: 744

View: 1201


The International Encyclopedia of Men and Masculinities offers a comprehensive guide to the current state of scholarship about men, masculinities, and gender around the world. The Encyclopedia's coverage is comprehensive across three dimensions: areas of personal and social life, academic disciplines, and cultural and historical contexts and formations. The Encyclopedia: examines every area of men's personal and social lives as shaped by gender covers masculinity politics, the men's groups and movements that have tried to change men's roles presents entries on working with particular groups of boys or men, from male patients to men in prison incorporates cross-disciplinary perspectives on and examinations of men, gender and gender relations gives comprehensive coverage of diverse cultural and historical formations of masculinity and the bodies of scholarship that have documented them. The Encyclopedia of Men and Masculinities is composed of over 350 free-standing entries written from their individual perspectives by eminent scholars in their fields. Entries are organized alphabetically for general ease of access but also listed thematically at the front of the encyclopedia, for the convenience of readers with specific areas of interest.

Cormac McCarthy and the Myth of American Exceptionalism

Author: John Cant

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136095063

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 371

View: 8948


This overview of McCarthy’s published work to date, including: the short stories he published as a student, his novels, stage play and TV film script, locates him as a icocolastic writer, engaged in deconstructing America’s vision of itself as a nation with an exceptionalist role in the world. Introductory chapters outline his personal background and the influences on his early years in Tennessee whilst each of his works is dealt with in a separate chapter listed in chronological order of publication.

Col. William N. Selig, the Man Who Invented Hollywood

Author: Andrew A. Erish

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 029274269X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 315

View: 5592


All histories of Hollywood are wrong. Why? Two words: Colonel Selig. This early pioneer laid the foundation for the movie industry that we know today. Active from 1896 to 1938, William N. Selig was responsible for an amazing series of firsts, including the first two-reel narrative film and the first two-hour narrative feature made in America; the first American movie serial with cliffhanger endings; the first westerns filmed in the West with real cowboys and Indians; the creation of the jungle-adventure genre; the first horror film in America; the first successful American newsreel (made in partnership with William Randolph Hearst); and the first permanent film studio in Los Angeles. Selig was also among the first to cultivate extensive international exhibition of American films, which created a worldwide audience and contributed to American domination of the medium. In this book, Andrew Erish delves into the virtually untouched Selig archive at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Library to tell the fascinating story of this unjustly forgotten film pioneer. He traces Selig’s career from his early work as a traveling magician in the Midwest, to his founding of the first movie studio in Los Angeles in 1909, to his landmark series of innovations that still influence the film industry. As Erish recounts the many accomplishments of the man who first recognized that Southern California is the perfect place for moviemaking, he convincingly demonstrates that while others have been credited with inventing Hollywood, Colonel Selig is actually the one who most deserves that honor.

The Who, the What, and the When

Author: Jenny Volvovski,Julia Rothman,Matt Lamothe

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452137234

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 167

View: 4470


Stories and portraits of sixty-five unsung heroes behind some of history’s greatest achievements in the arts, politics, science, and technology. Explore the secret stories of the individuals behind some of the most legendary figures in the arts, politics, science, and technology in this fascinating compendium of historical fact and biographical trivia. Learn about Michael and Joy Brown, who gifted Harper Lee a year’s worth of wages to help her write To Kill a Mockingbird. Meet Thomas A. Watson, the assistant who built the telephone Alexander Graham Bell invented. And read about Sam Shaw, the man whose iconic photographs helped make Marilyn Monroe the enduring legend she is today. Each individual’s incredible story is told by a noted historian and illustrated in a sumptuous portrait by one of today’s hottest artists. History has never been so captivating or looked so good. Featuring Artwork By: Wendy MacNaughton Samantha Hahn Laura Callahan Thomas Doyle And Text by: Jessica Lamb-Shapiro Mark Binelli Manuel Gonzales Josh Viertel and many more . . . “Sixty-five illustrators and as many writers collaborated for these surprising, fun bios of history’s secret sidekicks, including Mrs. Warhola, who inspired her son Andy’s fascination with groceries.” —mental_floss magazine “A charmingly illustrated compendium of history’s most fascinating—and largely unknown—sidekicks.” —Entertainment Weekly

The Painters' West

Author: Rockwell-Corning Museum,Paul E. Rivard

Publisher: Northland Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Cowboys

Page: 79

View: 2312