A Wilder West

A Wilder West

Rodeo in Western Canada

Book - 2011
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A controversial sport, rodeo is often seen as emblematic of theWest's reputation as a "white man's country." AWilder West complicates this view, showing how rodeo has been animportant contact zone -- a chaotic and unpredictable place ofencounter that challenged expected social hierarchies. Rodeo hasbrought people together across racial and gender divides, creatingfriendships, rivalries, and unexpected intimacies. Fans made hometowncowboys, cowgirls, and Aboriginal riders local heroes. Lavishlyillustrated and based on cowboy/cowgirl biographies and memoirs, presscoverage, archival records, and dozens of interviews with former andcurrent rodeo contestants, promoters, and audience members, thiscreative history returns to rodeo's small-town roots to shed lighton the history of social relations in Canada's western frontier.
Publisher: Vancouver, BC : UBC Press, c2011
ISBN: 9780774820301
Branch Call Number: 791.84 KEL
Characteristics: xii, 296 p. : ill., maps, ports. ; 24 cm


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