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The cowboy : representations of labor in an American work culture

Author: Blake Allmendinger
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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What are the connections between cattle branding and Christian salvation, between livestock castration and square dancing, between cattle rustling and the making of spurs and horsehair bridles in prison, between children's coloring books and cowboy poetry as it is practiced today? The Cowboy uses literary, historical, folkloric, and pop and cultural sources to document ways in which cowboys address religion, gender,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Blake Allmendinger
ISBN: 019507243X 9780195072433
OCLC Number: 24544523
Description: ix, 201 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Skin Grammar: Cattle Branding and Symbolic Wounds --
Frontier Gender: Livestock Castration and Square Dancing --
Dual/Dueling Identities: Rustlers and Cowboy Detectives --
Where Seldom is Heard a Discouraging Word: Orphanhood and Orality at Home on the Range.
Responsibility: Blake Allmendinger.
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Using literary, historical and popular cultural sources as well as folklore, this volume explores the cowboy's role in the American West. It makes use of early oral poems recited by cowboys, as well  Read more...

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In this path-breaking work, Allmendinger looks past the colorful cowboy of pulp fiction and film to investigate the equally colorful world that actual cowboys constructed for themselves. By assessing Read more...

 
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