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

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ISBN-10: 1403975973

ISBN-13: 9781403975973

Edition: 2005 (Revised)

Authors: Chris Packard

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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…    
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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
Language: English

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