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A wilder West : rodeo in Western Canada

Author: Mary-Ellen Kelm
Publisher: Vancouver : UBC Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
"A controversial sport, rodeo is often seen as emblematic of the West's reputation as a "white man's country." A Wilder West complicates this view, showing how rodeo has been an important contact zone - a chaotic and unpredictable place of encounter that challenged expected social hierarchies. Rodeo has brought people together across racial and gender divides, creating friendships, rivalries, and unexpcted  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
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Wilder West : Rodeo in Western Canada.
Vancouver : UBC Press, ©2014
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mary-Ellen Kelm
ISBN: 9780774820318 0774820314 9780774820295 0774820292
OCLC Number: 1036280032
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 296 pages) : illustrations, maps, portraits
Contents: An old-timers' town: western communities, performance, and contact zones --
Truly western in its character: identities, affinities, and intimacies at Western Canadian Rodeo --
A sport, not a carnival act: transforming rodeo from performance to sport --
Heavens no? Let's keep it rodeo? Pro rodeo and the making of the modern cowboy --
Going pro: community rodeo in the era of professionalization --
Where the cowboys are Indians: Indian and reserve rodeo in the Canadian west.
Other Titles: Rodeo in Western Canada
Responsibility: Mary-Ellen Kelm.
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Challenging the well-worn images of rodeo as a white man's sport, A Wilder West shows how rodeo brought together Aboriginal and settler men and women into relationships of competition and  Read more...


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By using rodeo as the central contact zone, Kelm provides a very interesting and nuanced way of examining settler and Aboriginal relations in Western Canada...Kelm's book makes an important Read more...

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