I explore the cultural construction of the American character using examples from history, mythology and popular culture. I present research on how our national identity is created through a tension between nostalgia and progress. I also examine the cowboy hero and his impact on sense of male American identity.
|Author||Jason Joseph Cytacki|
|Contributor||Maria Tomasula, Committee Chair|
|Contributor||Dr. Charles Rosenberg, Committee Member|
|Contributor||Fr. Martin Lam Nguyen, Committee Member|
|Degree Level||Master's Thesis|
|Degree Discipline||Art, Art History, and Design|
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