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The Resource Hollywood westerns and American myth : the importance of Howard Hawks and John Ford for political philosophy, Robert B. Pippin

Hollywood westerns and American myth : the importance of Howard Hawks and John Ford for political philosophy, Robert B. Pippin

Label
Hollywood westerns and American myth : the importance of Howard Hawks and John Ford for political philosophy
Title
Hollywood westerns and American myth
Title remainder
the importance of Howard Hawks and John Ford for political philosophy
Statement of responsibility
Robert B. Pippin
Title variation
Importance of Howard Hawks and John Ford for political philosophy
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In this pathbreaking book one of America's most distinguished philosophers brilliantly explores the status and authority of law and the nature of political allegiance through close readings of three classic Hollywood Westerns: Howard Hawks' "Red River" and John Ford's "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance" and "The Searchers". Robert Pippin treats these films as sophisticated mythic accounts of a key moment in American history: its 'second founding', or the western expansion. His central question concerns how these films explore classical problems in political psychology, especially how the virtues of a commercial republic gain some hold on individuals at a time when the heroic and martial virtues were so important. Westerns, Pippin shows, raise central questions about the difference between private violence and revenge and the state's claim to a legitimate monopoly on violence, and they show how these claims come to be experienced and accepted or rejected. Pippin's account of the best Hollywood Westerns brings this genre into the centre of the tradition of political thought, and his readings raise questions about political psychology and the political passions that have been neglected in contemporary political thought in favour of a limited concern with the question of legitimacy."--Jacket
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
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Pippin, Robert B.
Dewey number
791.43/6278
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1995.9.W4
LC item number
P53 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The Castle lectures in ethics, politics, and economics
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hawks, Howard
  • Ford, John
  • Western films
  • National characteristics, American, in motion pictures
  • Politics in motion pictures
Label
Hollywood westerns and American myth : the importance of Howard Hawks and John Ford for political philosophy, Robert B. Pippin
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-188) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Red River and the right to rule -- Who cares who shot Liberty Valance? : the heroic and the prosaic in The man who shot Liberty Valance -- Politics and self-knowledge in The searchers -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn429750100
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
x, 198 pages, [4] pages of plates
Isbn
9780300145779
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009031174
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)429750100
Label
Hollywood westerns and American myth : the importance of Howard Hawks and John Ford for political philosophy, Robert B. Pippin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-188) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Red River and the right to rule -- Who cares who shot Liberty Valance? : the heroic and the prosaic in The man who shot Liberty Valance -- Politics and self-knowledge in The searchers -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn429750100
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
x, 198 pages, [4] pages of plates
Isbn
9780300145779
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009031174
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)429750100

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