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The Resource Becoming western : stories of culture and identity in the cowboy state, Liza J. Nicholas

Becoming western : stories of culture and identity in the cowboy state, Liza J. Nicholas

Label
Becoming western : stories of culture and identity in the cowboy state
Title
Becoming western
Title remainder
stories of culture and identity in the cowboy state
Statement of responsibility
Liza J. Nicholas
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In the Cowboy State (also known as Wyoming), the Wild West has never died. The West has long been the favored repository of the East's cultural fantasies, and in the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries, Eastern expectations and demands largely shaped Wyoming's image in this role. Becoming Western shows how the myth of the "American West" has acted as a force both in history and in individual lives. Liza J. Nicholas interrogates the creation of Western lore by looking at five stories that focus on, respectively, Jack Flagg, a Wyoming legend and the supposed model for Owen Wister's Virginian; an equestrian statue of Buffalo Bill sculpted by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney; the dude ranch; the creation of the American studies program at Yale; and a campaign for the U.S. Senate. Each story reveals the ways in which the East consciously imagined and manipulated the West and how Wyomingites in turn interpreted this identity, manipulated it, and put it to work for themselves. Becoming Western is a fascinating study of how invented traditions can become potent cultural and political ideology on a local as well as a national level
Member of
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
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1964-
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Nicholas, Liza
Dewey number
978.7/03
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
F761
LC item number
.N53 2006eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Group identity
  • Wyoming
  • HISTORY
  • Civilization
  • Group identity
  • Wyoming
  • Identität
  • Wyoming
Label
Becoming western : stories of culture and identity in the cowboy state, Liza J. Nicholas
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Jack Flagg and the battle over "Westernness" -- The West, the East, Buffalo Bill, and a horse -- The West of work and play -- A museum, celebrations, and Yale -- Voting Western
Control code
67138569
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 volume)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780803256309
Lccn
2005024224
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)67138569
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Becoming western : stories of culture and identity in the cowboy state, Liza J. Nicholas
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Jack Flagg and the battle over "Westernness" -- The West, the East, Buffalo Bill, and a horse -- The West of work and play -- A museum, celebrations, and Yale -- Voting Western
Control code
67138569
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 volume)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780803256309
Lccn
2005024224
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)67138569
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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