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John Cawelti was one of the pioneers in establishing an academic respectability to the study of popular culture.
John Cawelti was one of the pioneers in establishing an academic respectability to the study of popular culture. The US is not Japan, England, or Australia. It is a shame, too. The book goes a long ways toward helping us understand the "mystique" behind the weapon. It is not only about the Western and the archetypal hero's psychic split between the "savages" in the wild and the stereotypical townspeople.
John G. Cawelti is a professor of English at the University of Kentucky. He is well known as a pioneering scholar of popular culture.
Only 1 left in stock (more on the way). John G. Cawelti (born 31 December 1929 in Evanston, Illinois) is the author of The Spy Story as well as other . Cawelti (born 31 December 1929 in Evanston, Illinois) is the author of The Spy Story as well as other literature on the genres of detective fiction and westerns. The John G. Cawelti Award is annually presented in his honor by the Popular Culture Association to the author of a noteworthy textbook, primer, or scholarly book used in the classroom on popular culture and American Culture. He was also interested in science fiction and taught the course on it at the University of Chicago while there.
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Western Sightings-John G. Cawelti in Conversation with A. Robert Le. Two of his books deservedly rank as interpretive classics. The Six-Gun Mystique (1971), across three revisions, decodes the Western both of text and screen. Robert Lee. A. Robert Lee is Professor of American Literature at Nihon University, Tokyo. He formerly taught at the University of Kent at Canterbury and has been a frequent Visiting Professor in the US, including The University of Virginia, Northwestern University, The University of Colorado and The University of California at Berkeley. Here, under his purview, has been a "collective" fantasy, at once heroic myth, a frontier of High Noons, and all the ritual of gunplay.
In this expanded version, Cawelti revises his analysis of the structural characteristics of the Western vel and film, synthesizing much of the rich discussion of the Western genre that has appeared since The Six-Gun Mystique's original publication
John Cawelti’s The Six-Gun Mystique was on the leading edge of the intellectual revolution that separates Then . Much of what Cawelti argued for so carefully then is taken as read, now, because he made the case, and got others to take it, and the Western, seriously.
John Cawelti’s The Six-Gun Mystique was on the leading edge of the intellectual revolution that separates Then from Now. It’s an earnest, impassioned argument for the idea that Westerns are worthy of serious study by literature scholars and cultural historians, a model for how such a study might be conducted, and a guide to the literary and cinematic landscape of Westerns for scholars who might not have grown up with The Virginian, Shane, and Gunsmoke.