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Author McAndrews, Kristin M., 1951-

Title Wrangling women : humor and gender in the American west / Kristin M. McAndrews
Published Reno : University of Nevada Press, [2006]
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 175 pages) : illustrations, map
Contents Introduction : cowgirls -- subversive implications -- 1. Tourism, gender, and images of the American West -- 2. A woman's code of the west -- 3. Tools of the trade : humor and horse sense -- 4. "Nothing to lose" : a horsewoman and a tall tale -- Epilogue : jumping fences
Summary "In Winthrop, Washington, a small mountain community that has reinvented itself as a western theme town, a group of women who work as ranchers, trail guides, horse trainers, and packers have found themselves in a contradictory environment where they have to preserve gender stereotypes for the sake of the tourist-based economy yet must assume the same authority and expertise as their male counterparts. How these "wrangling women" accomplish this challenging balancing act is a fascinating study of women's subversion and manipulation of humor, language, and gender stereotypes in the modern West."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 155-166) and index
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Subject Division of labor -- Washington (State) -- Winthrop.
Horsemen and horsewomen -- Washington (State) -- Winthrop.
Sexism -- Washington (State) -- Winthrop.
Stereotypes (Social psychology) -- Washington (State) -- Winthrop.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0874176875 (electronic bk.)
9780874176872 (electronic bk.)
(hardcover ; alk. paper)
(hardcover ; alk. paper)