Australasia's Biggest Online Store

We won't be beaten by anyone. Guaranteed

Morta Las Vegas
By

Rating
Through all its transformations and reinventions over the past century, "Sin City" has consistently been regarded by artists and cultural critics as expressing in purest form, for better or worse, an aesthetic and social order spawned by neon signs and institutionalized indulgence. In other words, Las Vegas provides a codex with which to confront the problems of the West and to track the people, materials, ideas, and virtual images that constitute postregional space. Morta Las Vegas considers Las Vegas and the problem of regional identity in the American West through a case study of a single episode of the television crime drama CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. Delving deep into the interwoven events of the episode titled "4 x 4," but resisting a linear, logical case-study approach, the authors draw connections between the city-a layered and complex world-and the violent, uncanny mysteries of a crime scene. Morta Las Vegas reveals nuanced issues characterizing the emergence of a postregional West, moving back and forth between a geographical and a procedural site and into a place both in between and beyond Western identity.
Product Details

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations Acknowledgments Introduction: Morning in Las Vegas 1. The Problem of the Past: The Case of the Stolen Hummer 2. The Problem of Space and Place: The Case of the Dead Convention Model 3. The Problem of Aesthetics: The Case of the Dead Bodybuilder 4. The Problem of the [Uncanny] West: The Case of the Abandoned Dead Boy Conclusion: Nighthawks in Las Vegas "Just Another Day in Paradise": An Envoi Source Acknowledgments Notes Bibliography Index

About the Author

Nathaniel Lewis is a professor of English at Saint Michael's College. He is the coeditor of True West: Authenticity and the American West (Nebraska, 2004) and the author of Unsettling the Literary West: Authenticity and Authorship(Nebraska, 2003). Stephen Tatum is a professor of English at the University of Utah. He is the author of In the Remington Moment (Nebraska, 2010) and the coeditor of Reading "The Virginian" in the New West (Nebraska, 2003).

Reviews

"Bold, dangerous, troubling, speculative, and playful, spinning stories from the vortex provided by the CSI episode outward and back-away from the West . . . and then back to the widening sense of what the `postregional' might mean."-Neil Campbell, professor emeritus of American studies at the University of Derby and author of The Rhizomatic West: Representing the West in the Transnational, Global, Media Age -- Neil Campbell

How Fishpond Works
Fishpond works with suppliers all over the world to bring you a huge selection of products, really great prices, and delivery included on over 25 million products that we sell. We do our best every day to make Fishpond an awesome place for customers to shop and get what they want — all at the best prices online.
Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners
You can earn a 5% commission by selling Morta Las Vegas: CSI and the Problem of the West (Postwestern Horizons) on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep! You should start right now!
Authors / Publishers
Are you the Author or Publisher of a book? Or the manufacturer of one of the millions of products that we sell. You can improve sales and grow your revenue by submitting additional information on this title. The better the information we have about a product, the more we will sell!
Item ships from and is sold by Fishpond World Ltd.
Back to top