Across the Great Divide: Cultures of Manhood in the American West

Across the Great Divide: Cultures of Manhood in the American West

By: Laura McCall (author), Matthew Basso (author), Dee Garceau (author)Paperback

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In Across the Great Divide, some of our leading historians look to both the history of masculinity in the West and to the ways that this experience has been represented in movies, popular music, dimestore novels, and folklore.

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Matthew Basso is a Ph.D. candidate in American Studies at the University of Minnesota.Laura McCall is Associate Professor of History at Metropolitan State College in Denver, and a co-editor of A Shared Experience: Men, Women, and the History of Gender. Dee Garceau is Assistant Professor of History at Rhodes College and the author of The Important Things in Life: Women, Work & Family in Wyoming.


Introduction 1. 'Tell Me With Whom You Walk and I will Tell you Who You Are': Honor and Virtue in Eighteenth-Century Colonial Mexico Ramon A. Gutierrez 2. Bulls, Bears and Dancing Boys: Race, Gender and Leisure in California Goldrush Susan Lee Johnson 3. Manly Gambles: The Politics of Risk on the Comstock Lode, 1860-1880 Guther Peck 4. Cool to the End: Public Hangings and Western Manhood Durwood Ball 5. White Men, Red Masks: Appropriations of Indian Manhood in Imagined Wests David Anthony Clark and Joane Nagel 6. Distinction and Antagonistic Race: Constructions of Chinese Manhood in the Inclusion Debates, 1869-1878 Karen Leong 7. Nomads, Bunkies, Cross-Dressers, and Family Men: Cowboy Identity and the Gendering of Ranch Work Dee Garceau 8. Domesticated Bliss: Ranchers and Their Animals Karen Merrill 9. Man-Power: Montana Copper Workers, State Authority, and the (Re)Drafting of Manhood in World War II Matthew Basso 10. On The Road: Cassady, Kerouac, and Images of Late Western Masculinity Craig Leavitt 11. 'All the Best Cowboys Have Chinese Eyes': The Utilization of Cowboy-Hero Image in Contemporary Asian American Literature Steven Lee 12. 'I guess your warrior look doesn't work every time': Challenging Indian Masculinity in the Cinema Brian Klopotek 13. Tex-Sex-Mex: American Identities, Lone Star, and the Politics of Radicalized Sexuality Jose Limon

Product Details

  • publication date: 08/02/2001
  • ISBN13: 9780415924719
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 318
  • ID: 9780415924719
  • weight: 453
  • ISBN10: 0415924715

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