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Author Wright, Will.

Title The Wild West : the mythical cowboy and social theory / Will Wright
Published London ; Thousand Oaks, Ca. : SAGE, 2001
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Description 1 online resource (205 pages)
Series Core cultural icons
Core cultural icons.
Contents Cover; Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Part 1: Individualism; Chapter 1 -- The Social Contract; Chapter 2 -- 'Natural' Individuals; Chapter 3 -- The Invisible Hand; Part 2: Industrial Problems; Chapter 4 -- Karl Marx: The Revolutionary and the Cowboy; Chapter 5 -- Max Weber: Bureaucracy and the Cowboy; Chapter 6 -- Emile Durkheim: Endless 'Frontiers'; Chapter 7 -- Separating the Women; Chapter 8 -- Removing the Indians; Chapter 9 -- Sustaining the Wilderness; Conclusion; References; Index; File and Television Index
Summary An extremely accessible, well structured and imaginative reading of market and social theory in terms of the myth of the Wild West frontier' New Formations: This book, written by the author of the celebrated volume Six Guns and Society, explains why the myth of the Wild West is popular around the world
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 194-197) and indexes
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Subject Civil society -- West (U.S.)
Cowboys -- West (U.S.)
Individualism -- West (U.S.)
Public opinion -- West (U.S.)
Social contract.
West (U.S.) -- Social conditions.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1280369345
1412933889 (electronic bk.)
1446217175 (ebook)
9781412933889 (electronic bk.)
9781446217177 (ebook)