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New westers : the west in contemporary American culture

Author: Michael L Johnson
Publisher: Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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These "New Westers," Johnson reveals, line-dance and two-step, listen to Garth Brooks and George Strait, drink beer from long-neck bottles, wear clothes ordered from Sheplers, watch rodeo on ESPN, play Wild West arcade games, eat fajitas and tacos in stuccoed Mexican cafes, collect Western art and Native American crafts, and vacation in and move to the West. "New Westers" rewrite the history and biography of the
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Johnson, Michael L.
New westers.
Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas, ©1996
(OCoLC)604046787
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael L Johnson
ISBN: 0700607633 9780700607631
OCLC Number: 34077214
Description: xii, 408 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: Westering Again --
Ch. 1. A Vertical Ride: Cowboy Chic and Other Fashions of the New West --
Ch. 2. Manifest Diversity: Turning Turner on His Head, Retelling Western Histories --
Ch. 3. Rewriters of the Purple Sage, Part 1: Trails to New Western Literature --
Ch. 4. Rewriters of the Purple Sage, Part 2: A Gathering --
Ch. 5. Crossed Over: Unforgiven and Other Revisions --
Ch. 6. Garth and Friends: Resinging the West, Dancing to the Cowboy Beat --
Ch. 7. The New West: A Sense of Place --
Conclusion: Staying Put: The Future of the New West.
Responsibility: Michael L. Johnson.

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New Westers refers to men or women - many of whom may have never even ridden a horse - who seek to relive the cowboy lifestyle of the Old West. This work examines the effect of the West on modern  Read more...

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