Across the Great Divide: Cultures of Manhood in the American West / Edition 1

Across the Great Divide: Cultures of Manhood in the American West / Edition 1

by Matthew Basso, Laura McCall, Dee Garceau
     
 

In Across the Great Divide, some of our leading historians look to both the history of masculinity in the West and to the ways that this experience has been represented in movies, popular music, dimestore novels, and folklore.See more details below

Overview

In Across the Great Divide, some of our leading historians look to both the history of masculinity in the West and to the ways that this experience has been represented in movies, popular music, dimestore novels, and folklore.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415924719
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/28/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
318
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

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Meet the Author

Matthew Basso is a Ph.D. candidate in American Studies at the University of Minnesota.Laura McCall is Associate Professor of History at Metropolitan State College in Denver, and a co-editor of A Shared Experience: Men, Women, and the History of Gender. Dee Garceau is Assistant Professor of History at Rhodes College and the author of The Important Things in Life: Women, Work & Family in Wyoming.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction1
1"Tell Me with Whom You Walk and I Will Tell You Who You Are": Honor and Virtue in Eighteenth-Century Colonial New Mexico25
2Bulls, Bears, and Dancing Boys: Race, Gender, and Leisure in the California Gold Rush45
3Manly Gambles: The Politics of Risk on the Comstock Lode, 1860-188073
4Cool to the End: Public Hangings and Western Manhood97
5White Men, Red Masks: Appropriations of "Indian" Manhood in Imagined Wests109
6"A Distinct and Antagonistic Race": Constructions of Chinese Manhood in the Exclusionist Debates, 1869-1878131
7Nomads, Bunkies, Cross-Dressers, and Family Men: Cowboy Identity and the Gendering of Ranch Work149
8Domesticated Bliss: Ranchers and Their Animals169
9Man-Power: Montana Copper Workers, State Authority, and the (Re)drafting of Manhood during World War II185
10On the Road: Cassady, Kerouac, and Images of Late Western Masculinity211
11"All the Best Cowboys Have Chinese Eyes": The Utilization of the Cowboy-Hero Image in Contemporary Asian-American Literature231
12"I Guess Your Warrior Look Doesn't Work Every Time": Challenging Indian Masculinity in the Cinema251
13Tex-Sex-Mex: American Identities, Lone Stars, and the Politics of Racialized Sexuality275
Contributors293
Permissions297
Index299

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