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Sixguns and Society: A Structural Study of the Western

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Sixguns and Society: A Structural Study of the Western - Wright, Will
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From the Preface: The purpose of this book is to explain the Western's popularity. While the Western itself may seem simple (it isn't quite), an explanation of its popularity cannot be; for the Western, like any myth, stands between individual human consciousness and society. If a myth is popular, it must somehow appeal to or reinforce the individuals who view it by communicating a symbolic meaning to them. This meaning must, in turn, reflect the particular social institutions and attitudes that have created and continue ...

Sixguns and Society: A Structural Study of the Western 1977, University of California Press, CA

ISBN-13: 9780520034914

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