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eBook Six Gun Mystique ePub

by John G. Cawelti

  • ISBN: 0879723149
  • Category: Social Sciences
  • Subcategory: Politics
  • Author: John G. Cawelti
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Bowling Green State Univ Popular Pr; 2nd edition (June 1984)
  • ePub book: 1398 kb
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  • Rating: 4.6
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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.

John Cawelti was one of the pioneers in establishing an academic respectability to the study of popular culture. As an example, he published "The Six Gun Mystique" which was based on an analysis of the messages contained in the western novels which were very popular for many decades with the public.

Comments

Haal Haal
I read this book in a film class that I took as an elective in college some 25 years ago. I got a big kick out of it and had no idea that it was expected to be anything but "academic." There was nothing lost on this reader.

I thought too that it broached a sociological aspect of the tenacity of the handgun's power over the minds of Americans. It, the handgun, will be with us always. 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.

It is about a tool that became part of the US, for good and bad. I'd rather that the handgun did not exist. The book helps explain how one generation reproduces the cultural conditions for its existence in the next generation.

I came to these pages looking for this book since my book from 25 years ago has been lost to the years. I'm glad that I found it.
Nuadabandis Nuadabandis
I will agree with the other reviewer that some of this is very academic. Cawelti, though, dissects the subject well. If you are used to reading college-level literary criticism, this will not pose a problem at all. You can also skip over these parts fairly easily and make it to the bits where the author explains what elements make up a western, either in film or in print. If you're interested in what makes a western story tick, then i would recommend this book. I haven't seen the newer revised edition, but that one should be your best bet.