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By: Dorst, John D.
Publisher: Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania Press: 1999
Edition: First Edition
Seller ID: 031761
Through a series of Western texts folkloric, photographic, literary, and historical Dorst outlines another pattern of looking west, one characterized by optical distortion, faulty vision, and the ambiguous intersection of spectatorship, display, and covert observation. He applies the insights gained from this analysis of discursive patterns to various cultural displays located in the contemporary West. In a series of ethnographic case studies two folk art displays, a Western heritage theme park, and Devils Tower National Monument he shows how this other discourse plays out at actual sites and... View more info