16. New West, Urban and Suburban Spaces, Postwest

  1. Nicolas S. Witschi
  1. Krista Comer

Published Online: 27 MAY 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444396591.ch16

A Companion to the Literature and Culture of the American West

A Companion to the Literature and Culture of the American West

How to Cite

Comer, K. (2011) New West, Urban and Suburban Spaces, Postwest, in A Companion to the Literature and Culture of the American West (ed N. S. Witschi), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444396591.ch16

Editor Information

  1. Western Michigan University, USA

Author Information

  1. Rice University in Houston, Texas, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 MAY 2011
  2. Published Print: 15 APR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405187336

Online ISBN: 9781444396591

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Keywords:

  • New West, urban and suburban spaces, postwest;
  • A.B. Guthrie's novel The Way West - capturing the nexus of associations, US nationalism in twentieth century;
  • The Way West, resonating - with postwar US readers;
  • western cities, and voter constituencies - players, powerful on national political stage;
  • periods of transition in western literature - and film representations;
  • A.B. Guthrie's canonical novel The Way West - thinking toward the emerging urban, and suburban Wests;
  • historical fictions, genre westerns, the suburbs - novel's problem and suburbanization;
  • Chicano/a literary production - claim upon and deep feeling for southwestern spaces;
  • postwests, social formations of community - and nation, altered by globalization;
  • urban spaces, constitutive of the western - and suburban spaces, consumption of mid-century westerns

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Historical Fictions, Genre Westerns, the Suburbs

  • New Wests

  • Post - Wests

  • References and Further Reading