Morta Las Vegas: CSI and the Problem of the West

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INTRODUCTION

1. Baudrillard, Why Hasn’t Everything Already Disappeared?, 25.

2. Frederick Jackson Turner, “The Problem of the West,” The Atlantic, September 1896, http://www.theatlantic.com/past/docs/issues/95sep/ets/turn.htm.

3. Turner, “Problem of the West.”

4. Hickey, Air Guitar, 22.

5. Limerick, Something in the Soil, 158.

6. Hickey, Air Guitar, 23.

7. Fox, In the Desert, xiii.

8. Davis, Dead Cities, 8.

9. Hickey, Air Guitar, 23.

10. Hickey, Air Guitar, 175.

11. Banham, Age of the Masters, 62.

12. Hickey, Air Guitar, 180.

13. Baudrillard, America, 127.

14. Baudrillard, America, 125.

15. Baudrillard, America, 127.

16. Ralph Rugoff, quoted in Fox, In the Desert, 4.

17. Fox, In the Desert, xiii.

18. These definitions come from the Oxford English Dictionary, http://www.oed.com . /view /Entry /28393.

19. Derek Kompare offers an excellent overview of “why CSI matters” in his book CSI, arguing that CSI is a “key example of popular, mainstream American broadcast television in the early twenty-first century” (5).

20. “4 × 4,” often listed as episode 519 (meaning season five, episode nineteen), originally aired on CBS on April 14, 2005. It was directed by Terrence O’Hara, the story was written by Sarah Goldfinger and Naren Shankar, and the teleplay was written by Dustin Lee Abraham and David Rambo; Jerry Bruckheimer is the executive producer of CSI. The principal cast is William Petersen (Gil Grissom),

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Table of contents

  • Postwestern Horizons ii
  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Illustrations ix
  • Acknowledgments xi
  • Introduction - Morning in Las Vegas 1
  • 1 - The Problem of the Past 25
  • 2 - The Problem of Space and Place 71
  • 3 - The Problem of Aesthetics 107
  • 4 - The Problem of the [Uncanny] West 157
  • Conclusion - Nighthawks in Las Vegas 207
  • "Just Another Day in Paradise" an Envoi 237
  • Source Acknowledgments 243
  • Notes 245
  • Bibliography 261
  • Index 267
  • In the Postwestern Horizons Series 282
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