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Spaghetti Westerns at the CrossroadsStudies in Relocation, Transition and Appropriation$
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Austin Fisher

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780748695454

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748695454.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

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(p.1) Introduction
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Spaghetti Westerns at the Crossroads
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Austin Fisher

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748695454.003.0001

This introductory chapter sets out the book's purpose, which is to reconsider the cultural significance of the Italian Western, its position within global cinema, and its continuing trends of reception and appropriation around the globe. Focusing on the globally oriented origins and legacies of Westerns produced or co-produced by Italian studios, this book addresses routes of cultural, political, and ethnic relocation that lie at the heart of the ‘Spaghetti’ Western phenomenon. By analysing these films' processes of production, distribution, and consumption as sites of dynamic cultural exchange wherein supposed boundaries become blurred, the book aims to widen the sociohistorical debate around this much-loved filone. The remainder of the chapter considers scholarship on the Spaghetti Western followed by an overview of the subsequent chapters.

Keywords:   Spaghetti Western, Italian Western, global cinema, Italian studios, cultural exchange

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