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Icon, Brand, Myth: The Calgary Stampede

Author: Max Foran
Publisher: [s.l.] : Athabasca University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Computer file

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.


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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Max Foran
ISBN: 9781897425039 1897425031 9781897425053 1897425058 9781897425121 1897425120
OCLC Number: 910918947
Language Note: English.
Notes: 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. 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. This study of the Calgary Stampede as a social phenomenon reveals the history and sociology of the city of Calgary and the social construc-tion of identity for western Canada as a whole.
Description: 1 online resource (369 S.)
Contents: Table of ContentsAcknowledgementsIntroduction1 The Stampede in Historical Context / Max Foran2 Making Tradition: The Calgary Stampede, 1912-1939 /Donald G. Wetherell3 The Indians and the Stampede / Hugh A. Dempsey4 Calgary's Parading Culture Before 1912 / Lorry W.Felske5 Midway to Respectability: Carnivals at the CalgaryStampede / Fiona Angus6 More Than Partners: The Calgary Stampede and the City ofCalgary / Max Foran7 Riding Broncs and Taming Contradictions: Reflections on theUses of the Cowboy in the Calgary Stampede / Tamara Palmer Seiler8 A Spurring Soul: A Tenderfoot's Guide to the CalgaryStampede Rodeo / Glen Mikkelsen9 The Half a Mile of Heaven's Gate / Aritha van Herk10 "Cowtown It Ain't": The Stampede andCalgary's Public Monuments / Frits Pannekoek11 "A Wonderful Picture": Western Art and theCalgary Stampede / Brian Rusted12 The Social Construction of the Canadian Cowboy: CalgaryExhibitions and Stampede Posters, 1952-1972 / Robert M. Seilerand Tamara P. Seiler13 Renewing the Calgary Stampede for the 21st Century: AConversation with Vern Kimball, Stampede Chief Executive OfficerBibliographyContributorsIndex


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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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