Cowboys and Cattle Men: Class and Masculinities on the Texas Frontier, 1865-1900 (BOK)

Jacqueline Moore

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Cowboys are an American legend, but despite their ubiquity in history and popular culture, misperceptions abound. Jacqueline M. Moore casts aside romantic and one-dimensional images of cowboys by analyzing the class, gender, and labour histories of ranching in Texas during the second half of the nineteenth century. As working-class men, cowboys showed their masculinity through their skills at work as well as public displays in town. But what cowboys thought was manly behaviour did not always match those ideas of the business-minded cattlemen, who largely absorbed middle-class masculine ideals of restraint. Moore explores how, in contrast to the mythic image, from the late 1870s on, as the Texas frontier became more settled and the open range disappeared, the real cowboys faced increasing demands from the people around them to rein in the very traits that Americans considered the most masculine.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2012 Forfatter Jacqueline Moore
Forlag
Combined Academic Publishers
ISBN 9780814763414
Antall sider 288 Dimensjoner 15cm x 22,6cm x 1,8cm
Vekt 454 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form History of the Americas, Social & cultural history, Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900, Gender studies: men