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Postwestern Cultures: Literature, idea, area ГУМАНИТАРНЫЕ НАУКИ, КУЛЬТУРА и ИСКУССТВО,НАУКА и УЧЕБА Автор: Edited through Susan Kollin Название: Postwestern Cultures: Literature, conception, area Издательство: collage of Nebraska Press Год: 2007 Формат: pdf (rar + 3%) Размер: 1.10 Мб Язык: АнглийскийPostwestern Cultures synthesizes the main severe subject matters of latest scholarship of the yank West inside a unmarried quantity. This interdisciplinary anthology positive aspects top students within the different fields of western American literary experiences and comprises new local reviews, worldwide experiences, stories of pop culture, environmental feedback, gender and queer conception, and multiculturalism. Postwestern Cultures, like every winning stories of western American literature, is unavoidably assorted and wide-ranging; it grasps the multifaceted caliber of the panorama, literature, and demanding research by way of attractive postmodern conception, spatial conception, cultural reviews, and transnational and transcultural understandings of the local.This assortment emphasizes the significance of knowing the quarter now not as a restricted or static area yet as a always altering entity in either substance and shape. It examines topics starting from using frontier rhetoric in eastern American internment camp narratives to the emergence of agricultural tourism within the New West to the appliance of geographer J. B. Jackson's theories to deserted western landscapes.0

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Whether one considers the fetishization of tools, manner of dress, dialect speech, and foodways in fictions or museum displays of that era, things were effectively (re)vitalized by being viewed through visual and verbal tableaux of people engaged in occupational tasks. As I mentioned above, because in this older industrial paradigm a metropolitan, industrial, and commercial center is juxtaposed to the geographical region as peripheral subsidy zone or resource for raw materials and reservoir of cheap labor, regionalism and “local color” primarily was rooted in resistance to the homogenizing of cultural traditions and the triumph of abstract space in a modernizing industrial society.

15 In the case of the Bush example, nineteenth-century meanings of righteous western expansion have been reinvigorated and put in the service of current political agendas. ” Surfing, I submit, is very much in play in this historical moment as both a western American and a global signifying system. For instance, I would notice how familiar a western profile the surfer cuts across many media. Think about classic “Old Western” visual themes like that of the lone male and white figure framed against a redemptive/unpeopled (read depopulated) western landscape.

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