A Companion to the Literature and Culture of the American West

A Companion to the Literature and Culture of the American West

Editor(s): Nicolas S. Witschi

Published Online: 27 MAY 2011 03:29AM EST

Print ISBN: 9781405187336

Online ISBN: 9781444396591

DOI: 10.1002/9781444396591

About this Book

A Companion to the Literature and Culture of the American West presents a series of essays that explore the historic and contemporary cultural expressions rooted in America's western states.

  • Offers a comprehensive approach to the wide range of cultural expressions originating in the west
  • Focuses on the intersections, complexities, and challenges found within and between the different historical and cultural groups that define the west's various distinctive regions
  • Addresses traditionally familiar icons and ideas about the west (such as cowboys, wide-open spaces, and violence) and their intersections with urbanization and other regional complexities
  • Features essays written by many of the leading scholars in western American cultural studies

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Introduction

  2. Part II: Regions and Histories

  3. Part III: Varieties and Forms

  4. Part IV: Issues, Themes, Case Studies

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