Chapter

Into the Twenty-first Century

M. Elise Marubbio

in Killing the Indian Maiden

Published by University Press of Kentucky

Published in print December 2006 | ISBN: 9780813124148
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813134710 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5810/kentucky/9780813124148.003.0008
Into the Twenty-first Century

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This chapter discusses how the western has a tradition of shifting and recreating itself to fit the needs of each new era of viewers. However, it appears that the western may no longer be an adequate allegory for war and nation building, particularly when other genres seem more accessible to contemporary generations of viewers. Still, the Celluloid Maiden is able to capture the national imagination across genres and a replaying of the stereotypes suggests that the Indian remains an important cultural icon.

Keywords: western; allegory; war; nation building; Celluloid Maiden; stereotypes; Indian; cultural icon

Chapter.  2059 words. 

Subjects: Film

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