Christopher C. Robinson

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Christopher C. Robinson is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Clarkson University. He is author of Wittgenstein and Political Theory: The View from Somewhere (Edinburgh University Press, 2009) and editor of John G. Gunnell for Routledge’s Innovators in Political Theory series (2016). He is also affiliated with Clarkson’s Institute for a Sustainable Environment and Director of the Office of Teaching and Learning for Diversity and Inclusion and completing a study of the politics of climate change that focuses on abolition democracy, restorative justice, and ecological economics.

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Cowboy Politics: Myths and Discourses in Popular Westerns form The Virginian to Unforgiven and Deadwood. John S. Nelson.  Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2018.
 
What do Westerns - books, films, serial television – teach us about the emerging political order in America? What can political theory add to more popular critical encounters with this material, and what can the material illuminate about…