Whiteness StudiesGreat post! West World of course "others" the hosts in its narrative, but it also seems to group the programmers, technicians, executives, and guests as one large, collective binary opposite to them. This seems oddly class-blind as well, where r ...
Displacing Genocide and Other National AtrocitiesMy comments here aren't explicitly related to the American Western (here read as a continental narrative movement), but I do think that the Western as a genre marks a major narrative effort in forgetting/rewriting national moments of trauma. I'm ...
Neoliberalism and NarrativeIn thinking about the colonization of the west in Breaking Bad, it seems worth distinguishing a kind of dual movement that the show takes up: the economic/neoliberal movement of whiteness, and the narrative colonization of the Western space. In the former ...