The Cowboy: Representations of Labor in an American Work Culture

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What are the connections between cattle branding and Christian salvation, between livestock castration and square dancing, between rustling and the making of spurs and horsehair bridles in prison, between children's coloring books and cowboy poetry as it is practiced today? The Cowboy uses literary, historical, folkloric, and pop cultural sources to document ways in which cowboys address religion, gender, economics, and literature. Arguing that cowboys are defined by the work they do, Allmendinger sets out in each chapter ...

The Cowboy: Representations of Labor in an American Work Culture 1992, Oxford University Press, USA, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780195072433

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