Rodeo Queens And the American Dream

ISBN-10: 1586482041
ISBN-13: 9781586482046
Authors: Joan Burbick
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For Over Ten Years, Joan Burbick traveled the backroads of the West, talking with "rodeo queens," the women who promote and perform in the elaborate pageantry of the rodeo. She interviewed dozens of queens in their living rooms, kitchens, barns, bars, and ranches. They took her down the rodeo road from tiny Western towns to the show-biz glitter of Las Vegas. Their life stories reveal dramatic changes in the rodeo from the 1930s to the present, including the decline of skilled horse handling, the fierce conflicts over gender and race, and the intense commercialization of the rodeo. The rich tapestry of women's voices in Rodeo Queens both echoes and challenges our stereotypes of the West.…    

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Binding: Paperback Publisher: PublicAffairs Number of pages: 256 Dimensions: 5.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall Weight: 0.836 lbs. Language: English