Into the Sunset

Master's Thesis


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.


Attribute NameValues
  • etd-04152011-085122

Author Jason Joseph Cytacki
Advisor Maria Tomasula
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
Degree Name MA
Defense Date
  • 2011-04-15

Submission Date 2011-04-15
  • United States of America

  • Art

  • painting

  • american west

  • toys

  • University of Notre Dame

  • English

Record Visibility Public
Content License
  • All rights reserved

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