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Sixguns and Society: A Structural Study of the Western

Sixguns and Society: A Structural Study of the Western Description:

b From the Preface b 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 to nourish the myth Thus a myth must tell its viewers about themselves and their society This study which takes up the question of the Western as an American myth will lead us into abstract structural theory as well as economic and political history Mostly however it will take us into the movies the spectacular and not so spectacular sagebrush of the cinema Unlike most works of social science the data on which my analysis is based is available to all of my readers either at the local theater or more likely on the late late show I hope you will take the opportunity whenever it is offered to check my findings and test my interpretations the effort is small and the rewards are many And if your wife husband mother or child asks you why you are wasting your time staring at Westerns on TV in the middle of the night tell them firmly as I often did that you are doing research in social science

Rating: 3.51 out of 5

Krazy!: The Delirious World of Anime + Comics + Video Games + Art

Krazy!: The Delirious World of Anime + Comics + Video Games + Art Description:

Comics Cartoons Anime Manga Graphic novels Video games This vibrant and engaging book catalog to a landmark exhibition celebrates the variety and growing significance of visual pop culture Stunningly illustrated with eye popping art KRAZY investigates the uniqueness of these forms while considering the ways they interconnect Curated by many of the artists who first brought these forms to the public s attention this volume features commentary and interviews with Maus author Art Spiegelman SimCity creator Will Wright and Canadian comic book author and illustrator Seth along with Tim Johnson codirector of Antz and Over the Hedge Kiyoshi Kusumi a global authority on manga and media theory critic Toshiya Ueno This pathbreaking volume crosses boundaries between the printed arts films and video games and analyzes the reciprocal influences between fields highlighting the best of each The energy and intensity of the images leap off every page and the full experience of the exhibit itself comes alive in behind the scenes commentary by the contributors KRAZY is a dizzying introduction to the art forms that will dominate the new century br Copub Douglas amp McIntyre Limited

Rating: 3.68 out of 5

Wild Knowledge: Science, Language, and Social Life in a Fragile Environment

Wild Knowledge: Science, Language, and Social Life in a Fragile Environment Description:

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Rating: 3.39 out of 5

Without a Tear: (Kindly Tales for Open Hearts)

Without a Tear: (Kindly Tales for Open Hearts) Description:

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Rating: 3.53 out of 5

The Social Logic Of Health

The Social Logic Of Health Description:

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Rating: 3.69 out of 5

The Wild West: The Mythical Cowboy and Social Theory

The Wild West: The Mythical Cowboy and Social Theory Description:

This book written by the author of the celebrated volume b Six Guns and Society b explains why the myth of the Wild West is popular around the world It shows how the cultural icon of the Wild West speaks to deep desires of individualism and liberty and offers a vision of social contract theory in which a free and equal individual the cowboy emerges from the state of nature the wilderness to build a civil society the frontier community The metaphor of the Wild West retained a commitment to some limited government law and order but rejected the notion of the fully codified state as too oppressive the corrupt sheriff br br Compelling and magnificently suggestive the book unpacks one of the core icons of our time

Rating: 3.71 out of 5

In The Trenches: Never Quit. Never Surrender.

In The Trenches: Never Quit. Never Surrender. Description:

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Rating: 3.54 out of 5

Cinder: Book One Of The Dragon Alliance

Cinder: Book One Of The Dragon Alliance Description:

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Rating: 3.62 out of 5

Wild Knowledge

Wild Knowledge Description:

Science is an incoherent form of knowledge and despite technical proficiency it is conceptually wrong wrong about nature and wrong about knowledge p With this radical premise Will Wright s intentions in this book are to challenge the

Rating: 3.25 out of 5

Without a Tear: (Kindly Tales for Open Hearts)

Without a Tear: (Kindly Tales for Open Hearts) Description:

Without a Tear includes br br br Rama and the Camel br Young Rama needs a present for her father s birthday Maybe a genie can help br br br The Isle of Figgamaroo br A cabin boy on his first voyage to the land of Trifoggles and Furboggles br br br Splashing Far From Home br Young pebbles love to skip But how will they find their way home br br br Sam s Last Game br Samantha can t stand baseball Now everyone is depending on her

Rating: 3.27 out of 5