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Title The philosophy of the western / edited by Jennifer L. McMahon and B. Steve Csaki.
Published Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, c2010.
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 Floor4  PN1995.9.W4 P485 2010    IN LIBRARY
Description 368 p. ; 24 cm.
Series The philosophy of popular culture
Philosophy of popular culture.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction : Philosophy and the western / Jennifer L. McMahon and B. Steve Csaki -- pt. 1. The cowboy way : the essence of the western hero -- "Do not forsake me, oh, my darling" : loneliness and solitude in westerns / Shai Biderman -- Civilization and its discontents : the self-sufficient western hero / Douglas J. Den Uyl -- Mommas, don't let your babies grow up to be pragmatists / B. Steve Csaki -- Two ways to Yuma : Locke, liberalism, and western masculinity in 3:10 to Yuma / Stephen J. Mexal -- Landscapes of gendered violence : male love and anxiety on the railroad / Lindsey Collins -- pt. 2. The code of the West : the cowboy and society -- "Order out of the mud" : Deadwood and the state of nature / Paul A. Cantor -- Order without law : The Magnificent Seven, East and West / Aeon J. Skoble -- From dollars to iron : the currency of Clint Eastwood's westerns / David L. McNaron -- The duty of reason : Kantian ethics in High Noon / Daw-Nay Evans -- pt. 3. Outlaws : challenging conventions of the western -- The cost of the code : ethical consequences in High Noon and the Ox-Bow Incident / Ken Hada -- "Back off to what?" The search for meaning in The Wild Bunch / Richard Gaughran -- No Country for Old Men : the decline of ethics and the west(ern) / William J. Devlin -- The northwestern : McCabe and Mrs. Miller / Deborah Knight and George McKnight -- pt. 4. On the fringe : the encounter with the other -- Savage nations : Native Americans and the western / Michael Valdez Moses -- Regeneration through stories and song : the view from the other side of the west in Smoke Signals / Richard Gilmore -- Go west, young woman! Hegel's dialectic and women's identities in western films / Gary Heba and Robin Murphy -- Beating a live horse : the elevation and degradation of horses in westerns / Jennifer L. McMahon.
Subject Western films -- History and criticism.
Related Names McMahon, Jennifer L.
Csaki, B. Steve.
ISBN 9780813125916 hardback alkaline paper
081312591X hardback alkaline paper
OCLC number 460059266