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Author: Max Foran
Publisher: Edmonton : AU Press, ©2008.
Series: West unbound, social and cultural studies (Online)
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This hook investigates the meanings and iconography of the Stampede: an invented tradition that takes over the city of Calgary for 10 days every July. Since 1923, archetypal "Cowboys and Indians" are seen again at the chuckwagon races, on the midway, and throughout Calgary. Each essay in this collection examines a facet of the experience - from the images on advertising posters to the ritual of the annual parade.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Icon, brand, myth.
Edmonton : AU Press, ©2008
(DLC) 2008426809
(OCoLC)222517712
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Max Foran
ISBN: 9781897425121 1897425120 1282819518 9781282819511
OCLC Number: 222517728
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: The Stampede in Historical Context / Max Foran --
Making Tradition: The Calgary Stampede, 1912-1939 / Donald G. Wetherell --
The Indians and the Stampede / Hugh A. Dempsey --
Calgary's Parading Culture Before 1912 / Lorry W. Felske --
Midway to Respectability: Carnivals at the Calgary Stampede / Fiona Angus --
More Than Partners: The Calgary Stampede and the City of Calgary / Max Foran --
Riding Broncs and Taming Contradictions: Reflections on the Uses of the Cowboy in the Calgary Stampede / Tamara Palmer Seiler --
A Spurring Soul: A Tenderfoot's Guide to the Calgary Stampede Rodeo / Glen Mikkelsen --
The Half a Mile of Heaven's Gate / Aritha van Herk --
"Cowtown It Ain't": The Stampede and Calgary's Public Monuments / Frits Pannekoek --
"A Wonderful Picture": Western Art and the Calgary Stampede / Brian Rusted --
The Social Construction of the Canadian Cowboy: Calgary Exhibitions and Stampede Posters, 1952-1972 / Robert M. Seiler and Tamara P. Seiler --
Renewing the Calgary Stampede for the 21st Century: A Conversation with Vern Kimball, Stampede Chief Executive Officer.
Series Title: West unbound, social and cultural studies (Online)
Responsibility: edited by Max Foran.
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An investigation of the meanings and iconography of the Stampede, an invented tradition that takes over the city of Calgary for 10 days every July.  Read more...

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Makes you understand the pitfalls and the danger and the foolishness of it all and still want to shout out, yippee!"" - Donna Livingstone, author of The Cowboy Spirit: Guy Weadick and the Calgary Read more...

 
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