Lest the invocation of "textuality" arouse post-structuralist euphoria, the surviving footage of a third Arizona Bill film amply cautions against ascribing zero-degree innocence or symbolic collapse to the visual mode of address that disrupts the narrative's westernness
and its attendant ideological charge.
Portrayals of Muslim life in Clone exemplify the kinds of persistent, ill-informed, gendered and culturalized stereotypes that abound in contemporary media, particularly regarding westernness
These innovative renderings of Westernness
alone justify the recovery of these remarkable texts.
The novel's title is drawn from the name of the birthing establishment Pauline sent Lira to when her and Jim's son was born, a critique rooted in Pauline's new money Westernness
, in her desire to make "babies something to be turned out in series like fords" and in her belief that "loveliness and poetry" are attributes of "advanced industrialism" (18).
To accentuate the Westernness
of missionary Christianity, and to preserve, remember, or idealize the harmonious coexistence that had traditionally characterized relations between Muslims and indigenous Christians, one author suggests that the religion of the missionaries should be called salibiyya, "Crusaderism," rather than masihiyya, Christianity.
Through the mid-nineteenth century, white Missourians wore their Westernness
on their proverbial sleeves.
The simultaneously harmonious and cacophonous registering of Africanness and Westernness
highlights significant tensions between conflicting but nonetheless cooperative world views.
Rather, Japaneseness and Westernness
are seen as commodified signs, consumed according to the tastes of each customer -- tastes which are, admittedly, shaped by Japan's arbiters of style.