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Through a series of Western texts--folkloric, photographic, literary, and historical--Dorst outlines another pattern of looking west, one characterized by optical distortion, faulty vision, and the ambiguous intersection of spectatorship, display, and covert observation. He applies the insights gained from this analysis of discursive patterns to various cultural displays located in the contemporary West.In a series of ethnographic case studies--two folk art displays, a Western heritage theme park, and Devils Tower National Monument--he shows how this other discourse plays out at actual sites and institutions. In doing so, Dorst offers an account of visual practices that, though dressed in the images and narratives of the American West, are in fact characteristic of our modern consumer culture in general.

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The American West is a region, perhaps more than any other in the United States, that comes to us in visual terms. The grand landscapes, open vistas, and magisterial views have made the act of looking a defining feature of how we experience the West as an actual place. In

Product Details

ISBN:
9780812214406
Author:
Dorst, John D.
Publisher:
University of Pennsylvania Press
Location:
Philadelphia :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
Ethnology
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
United States - 19th Century/Old West
Subject:
West (u.s.)
Subject:
Folklore
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
Human Geography
Subject:
West
Subject:
West (U.S.) Social life and customs.
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
Folklore -- West (U.S.)
Subject:
US History-19th Century
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Contemporary Ethnography
Publication Date:
19990131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
248
Dimensions:
8.96x6.05x.66 in. .90 lbs.

Related Subjects

» History and Social Science » Americana » General
» History and Social Science » Anthropology » Cultural Anthropology
» History and Social Science » Anthropology » General
» History and Social Science » US History » 19th Century

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"Synopsis" by , The American West is a region, perhaps more than any other in the United States, that comes to us in visual terms. The grand landscapes, open vistas, and magisterial views have made the act of looking a defining feature of how we experience the West as an actual place. In
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