Across the Great Divide Cultures of Manhood in the American West

ISBN-10: 0415924715

ISBN-13: 9780415924719

Edition: 2001

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Description: In Across the Great Divide historians look to both the history of masculinity in the West and to the ways in which popular notions of the rugged American man have been represented in movies, popular music, dimestore novels and folklore.

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List price: $42.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 1/11/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 318
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Basso is a Ph.D. candidate in American Studies at the University of Minnesota.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
"Tell Me with Whom You Walk and I Will Tell You Who You Are": Honor and Virtue in Eighteenth-Century Colonial New Mexico
Bulls, Bears, and Dancing Boys: Race, Gender, and Leisure in the California Gold Rush
Manly Gambles: The Politics of Risk on the Comstock Lode, 1860-1880
Cool to the End: Public Hangings and Western Manhood
White Men, Red Masks: Appropriations of "Indian" Manhood in Imagined Wests
"A Distinct and Antagonistic Race": Constructions of Chinese Manhood in the Exclusionist Debates, 1869-1878
Nomads, Bunkies, Cross-Dressers, and Family Men: Cowboy Identity and the Gendering of Ranch Work
Domesticated Bliss: Ranchers and Their Animals
Man-Power: Montana Copper Workers, State Authority, and the (Re)drafting of Manhood during World War II
On the Road: Cassady, Kerouac, and Images of Late Western Masculinity
"All the Best Cowboys Have Chinese Eyes": The Utilization of the Cowboy-Hero Image in Contemporary Asian-American Literature
"I Guess Your Warrior Look Doesn't Work Every Time": Challenging Indian Masculinity in the Cinema
Tex-Sex-Mex: American Identities, Lone Stars, and the Politics of Racialized Sexuality
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