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Border Bandits Hollywood on the Southern Frontier

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ISBN-10: 0292718632

ISBN-13: 9780292718630

Edition: 2008

Authors: Camilla Fojas

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The southern frontier is one of the most emotionally charged zones in the United States, second only to its historical predecessor and partner, The western frontier. Though they span many genres, border films share common themes, trace the mood swings of public policy, and shape our cultural agenda. In this examination, Camilla Fojas studies how major Hollywood films exploit the border between Mexico and The United States to tell a story about U.S. dominance in the American hemisphere. She charts the shift from the mythos of the open western frontier to that of the embattled southern frontier by offering in-depth analyses of particular border films, from post_World War II Westerns to…    
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Book details

List price: $25.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publication date: 1/4/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 249
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Camilla Fojas is Associate Professor and Director of Latin American and Latino Studies and a member of the Asian American studies program at DePaul University and author of Border Bandits: Hollywood on the Southern Frontier.