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dc.contributor.authorParker, Hamish
dc.description.abstractThis research essay explores the increasing scarcity of female roles in post-modern western films due to changes that have occurred over several decades since the origination of the genre. A string of highly-acclaimed post-modern western films of the twenty-first century have an absence of major female characters, the cause of which stems from the way the genre has progressed since its inception. Classic westerns of the twentieth century had explicit representations of society and straightforward (albeit archaic) gender roles, each functioning in a direct manner to fulfil the plot, but as the genre has changed over several decades so has the representation of society, which has directly impacted the already limited female character. By understanding genre conventions of traditional twentieth-century western films, and then looking at how the representation of society has changed in certain post-modern westerns of the twentyfirst century, a link between the representation of society and the representation of women will be established, to understand what the female character means thematically to each film and why her role has become increasingly endangered in the genre.en_NZ
dc.publisherUnitec ePressen_NZ
dc.rightsPost-modern Westerns and the Endangered Woman is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.en_NZ
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 New Zealand*
dc.subjectNo Country for Old Men (Film - 2007)en_NZ
dc.subjectThe Revenant (Film - 2015)en_NZ
dc.subjectThere Will Be Blood (Film - 2007)en_NZ
dc.subjectWestern filmsen_NZ
dc.subjectwomen in filmsen_NZ
dc.subjectrevisionist Westernsen_NZ
dc.subjectfilm studiesen_NZ
dc.titlePost-modern Westerns and the endangered womanen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
dc.rights.holderUnitec ePressen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden190204 Film and Televisionen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden200205 Culture, Gender, Sexualityen_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationParker, H. (2017). Post-modern Westerns and the Endangered Woman. Pūrātoke: Journal of Undergraduate Research in the Creative Arts and Industries, 1(1), 26-34. Pūrātoke: Journal of Undergraduate Research in the Creative Arts and Industries, 1(1), 17-25. ISSN: 2538-0133. Auckland, New Zealand: Unitec Institute of Technology. Unitec ePress. Retrieved from:
unitec.institutionUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.publication.volume2017 (1)en_NZ
unitec.publication.titlePūrātoke : Journal of Undergraduate Research in the Creative Arts and Industriesen_NZ
dc.contributor.affiliationUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.publication.placeMount Albert, Auckland, New Zealanden_NZ
unitec.institution.studyareaPerforming and Screen Arts

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