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Worlding the Western: Contemporary US Western Fiction and the Global Community
by Neil Campbell
University of Nevada Press, 2022
eISBN: 978-1-64779-056-1 | Paper: 978-1-64779-055-4
Library of Congress Classification PS169.W4C36 2022

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
Worlding the Western views the fiction of the Western United States as a focal point for a re-examination of the consequences of the exceptionalism and closed borders of the Trump Era. At a time of bounded individualism, new nativism, climate emergency, and migration crises, author Neil Campbell argues that fiction offers opportunities to challenge the dark side of globalization. He proposes worlding as a different and more open form of politics. 

Diversity, disparity, and opposition are central to the dynamic frictional fiction considered in this book. The American West provides a powerful test case in which these features are present and yet, historically, have often been masked or denied in the rush toward unanimity and nation-building. Worlding is, therefore, a positive, critical concept through which to view the notion of a single world under pressure.
 

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