A História em Tempos de Guerras Culturais: o passado do oeste norte-americano e a luta pública para definir a América nas décadas de 1980 e 1990

Arthur Lima de Avila

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Durante as décadas de 1980 e 1990, os Estados Unidos foram palco de intensas “guerras culturais”. Um dos campos de batalha privilegiados nesta luta para definir a América foi o debate público acerca do passado do Oeste norte-americano e seus significados para aquele conturbado presente. Desta maneira, naquela conjuntura, narrativas rivais lutavam por legitimidade no espaço público, com o Oeste tornando-se a sinédoque da nação. O artigo busca desvendar alguns destes significados, enfatizando principalmente seus sentidos políticos.


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Oeste norte-americano; Guerras culturais; Historiografia norte-americana; Estados Unidos; New Western History

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.22456/1983-201X.17856

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