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The Resource Masculinities in literature of the American West, Lydia R. Cooper

Masculinities in literature of the American West, Lydia R. Cooper

Label
Masculinities in literature of the American West
Title
Masculinities in literature of the American West
Statement of responsibility
Lydia R. Cooper
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The Western genre provides the most widely recognized, iconic images of masculinity in the United States - gun-slinging, laconic white male heroes who emphasize individualism, violence, and an idiosyncratic form of justice. This idealized masculinity has been fused with ideas of national identity and character. Masculinities in Literature of the American West examines how contemporary literary Westerns push back against the coded image of the Western hero, exposing pervasive anxieties about what it means to "act like a man." Contemporary Westerns critique assumptions about innate connections between power, masculinity, and "American" character that influence public rhetoric even in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. These novels struggle with the monumental challenge of all Westerns: the challenge of being human in a place where "being a man" is so strictly coded, so unachievable, so complicit in atrocity, and so desirable that it is worth dying for, worth killing for, or perhaps worth nothing at all"--
  • "Masculinities in Literature of the American West examines images of masculinity in contemporary literary Westerns, images that challenge the iconic, idealized heroes of traditional Westerns. These contemporary Westerns reinforce the critical importance of masculinity as a concept while critiquing the power and privilege associated with those iconic images of manhood"--
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1980-
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Cooper, Lydia R.
Dewey number
813/.08740935211
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS271
LC item number
.C74 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Global masculinities
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  • American literature
  • Western stories
  • Masculinity in literature
  • Men in literature
  • Men
  • National characteristics, American, in literature
  • National characteristics, American
  • West (U.S.)
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
Label
Masculinities in literature of the American West, Lydia R. Cooper
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: "My American heart": how contemporary Westerns reimagine masculinity -- 1. The death of a cross-dressing bear: sexual violence and male rape on the frontier of Blood meridian -- 2. Of fertility and sterility: feminine masculinity and the Western in Ceremony -- 3. Outlaw geography: place and masculinity in Desperadoes and The assassination of Jesse James by the coward Robert Ford -- 4. Savages and citizens: revisions of the captivity narrative in Gardens in the dunes and The heartsong of Charging Elk -- 5. The unpunishing of Anton Chigurh: fraternity as the final frontier in No country for old men -- 6. Martial masculinity and the ethics of heroism in Fools crow
Control code
917340253
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 197 pages
Isbn
9781137568991
Lccn
2015026189
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)917340253
Label
Masculinities in literature of the American West, Lydia R. Cooper
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: "My American heart": how contemporary Westerns reimagine masculinity -- 1. The death of a cross-dressing bear: sexual violence and male rape on the frontier of Blood meridian -- 2. Of fertility and sterility: feminine masculinity and the Western in Ceremony -- 3. Outlaw geography: place and masculinity in Desperadoes and The assassination of Jesse James by the coward Robert Ford -- 4. Savages and citizens: revisions of the captivity narrative in Gardens in the dunes and The heartsong of Charging Elk -- 5. The unpunishing of Anton Chigurh: fraternity as the final frontier in No country for old men -- 6. Martial masculinity and the ethics of heroism in Fools crow
Control code
917340253
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 197 pages
Isbn
9781137568991
Lccn
2015026189
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)917340253

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