alright, i'm heading out to the planetarium again :3
it'll be a while, long drive.
Be well everyone <3
That's a pretty ahistoric read. I have issue with this type of analysis. The assumption that we can derive meaningful understanding of underlying social conditions of a culture from a surface read of a single phrase is as best highly nieve. If we are not going to view terms of art as cultural constructs, with meaning dependant on the usages and norms of the community of origin, then what exactly are we claiming is their utility for ethnographic insight?
E.G. the noir elements are present, but the idea of frontier wondering is definitely a theme, and arguably the noir and cowboy elements crossover with their heavy use of fellow travelers to expound on the nature of existence. Where as noir, i feel, is fundamentally about highlighting the dark side of humanity that is hidden in the sprawl the cowboy genre is about exposing the fullness of that expression outside of it. Bebop does both admirably.