x

Our Privacy Policy has changed. By using this site, you agree to the Privacy Policy.

Queer Cowboys And Other Erotic Male Friendships in Nineteenth-Century American Literature

ISBN-10: 1403975973
ISBN-13: 9781403975973
Edition: 2005 (Revised)
Authors: Chris Packard
List price: $15.00 Buy it from $3.00
30 day, 100% satisfaction guarantee

If an item you ordered from TextbookRush does not meet your expectations due to an error on our part, simply fill out a return request and then return it by mail within 30 days of ordering it for a full refund of item cost.

Learn more about our returns policy

Description: Was the American Cowboy gay? Judging from the earliest representations of cowboys and other frontier figures in popular literature—who typically preferred a "buddy" over a wife—the answer seems to be yes. Evidence from books by nineteenth-century  More...

New Starting from $13.55
what's this?
Rush Rewards U
Members Receive:
coins
coins
You have reached 400 XP and carrot coins. That is the daily max!
You could win $10,000

Get an entry for every item you buy, rent, or sell.

Study Briefs

Limited time offer: Get the first one free! (?)

All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.

Add to cart
Study Briefs
Business Ethics Online content $4.95 $1.99
Add to cart
Study Briefs
Business Law Online content $4.95 $1.99
Add to cart
Study Briefs
Management Online content $4.95 $1.99

Customers also bought

Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading

Book details

List price: $15.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date: 5/11/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 144
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.396

Was the American Cowboy gay? Judging from the earliest representations of cowboys and other frontier figures in popular literature—who typically preferred a "buddy" over a wife—the answer seems to be yes. Evidence from books by nineteenth-century Western writers (from legends such as James Fenimore Cooper, Mark Twain, and Owen Wister, to more obscure novelists and diarists) shows how same-sex intimacy and homoerotic admiration were key aspects of Westerns well before the word "homosexual" and its synonyms were invented. American writers celebrated erotic frontier friendships as alternatives to the lawless violence that characterized stories about the early settlers’ fabled lives. These males-only clubs of journalists, cowboys, miners, Indians,and vaqueros defined themselves by excluding femininity and the cloying ills of domesticity, while embracing what Roosevelt called "strenuous living" with other bachelors in the relative"purity" of wilderness conditions. Queer Cowboys recovers this forgotten culture of exclusively masculine, sometimes erotic, and often intimate camaraderie in fiction, photographs, illustrations, song lyrics, historicalephemera, and theatrical performances.

Introduction
Decoding the Encrypted Erotics of Nineteenth-Century Westerns
Intersections of Race and Homosexuality in the Wilderness
Scandal in the Boom Towns: Print Cultures and Sexual Prohibitions
Cowboy Poses: The Queer Eye in Early Photographs
Singing from the Saddle: The "Wild" West Goes Vaudeville
Conclusion Introduction
Decoding the Encrypted Erotics of Nineteenth-Century Westerns
Intersections of Race and Homosexuality in the Wilderness
Scandal in the Boom Towns: Print Cultures and Sexual Prohibitions
Cowboy Poses: The Queer Eye in Early Photographs
Singing from the Saddle: The "Wild" West Goes Vaudeville
Conclusion

×
Free shipping on orders over $35*

*A minimum purchase of $35 is required. Shipping is provided via FedEx SmartPost® and FedEx Express Saver®. Average delivery time is 1 – 5 business days, but is not guaranteed in that timeframe. Also allow 1 - 2 days for processing. Free shipping is eligible only in the continental United States and excludes Hawaii, Alaska and Puerto Rico. FedEx service marks used by permission."Marketplace" orders are not eligible for free or discounted shipping.

Learn more about the TextbookRush Marketplace.

×