The Western in the Global South

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MaryEllen Higgins, Rita Keresztesi, Dayna Oscherwitz
Routledge, Apr 24, 2015 - Social Science - 286 pages

The Western in the Global South investigates the Western film genre's impact, migrations, and reconfigurations in the Global South. Contributors explore how cosmopolitan directors have engaged with, appropriated, and subverted the tropes and conventions of Hollywood and Italian Westerns, and how Global South Westerns and Post-Westerns in particular address the inequities brought about by postcolonial patriarchy, globalization and neoliberalism. The book offers a wide range of historical engagements with the genre, from African, Caribbean, South and Southeast Asian, Central and South American, and transnational directors. The contributors employ interdisciplinary cultural studies approaches to cinema, integrating aesthetic considerations with historical, political, and gender studies readings of the international appropriations and U.S. re-appropriations of the Western genre.

 

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Contents

List of Figures
The Western in Colonial Southern Africa
From Colonial Cinema to Spaghetti
From Django to Django Unchained Love Narratives in the Global
Africa Cinema and Violence in Abderrahmane
Trashing the Westerns Revenge Narrative in MahamatSaleh
Decolonizing the Western and Perry
Aboriginal Cowboys? On the Possibilities of the Western
The Western and Thai Cinema
The Global South and Genre Subversion
Rethinking Politics in Latin American
Ciro Guerras The Wind Journeys 2009
Disinterring the Western in Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada
Contributors
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MaryEllen Higgins is Associate Professor of English at The Pennsylvania State University, Greater Allegheny Campus, USA

Rita Keresztesi is Associate Professor of English at the University of Oklahoma, USA

Dayna Oscherwitz is Associate Professor of French and Francophone Studies at Southern Methodist University, USA

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