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The Psychology of the Western: How the American Psyche Plays Out on Screen
Western films are often considered sprawling reflections of the American spirit. This book analyzes the archetypes, themes, and figures within the mythology of the western frontier. Western themes are interpreted as expressions of cultural needs that perform specific psychological functions for the audience. Chapters are devoted to the frontier hero character, the roles of ...more
Paperback, 215 pages
Published August 27th 2008 by McFarland & Company
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