By Nicolas S. Witschi
Offers a finished method of the big variety of cultural expressions originating within the west
Focuses at the intersections, complexities, and demanding situations stumbled on inside and among the several ancient and cultural teams that outline the west's a number of specified regions
Addresses characteristically regular icons and ideas concerning the west (such as cowboys, wide-open areas, and violence) and their intersections with urbanization and different neighborhood complexities
Features essays written by way of a number of the prime students in western American cultural studies
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