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The Resource Westerns : a women's history, Victoria Lamont

Westerns : a women's history, Victoria Lamont

Label
Westerns : a women's history
Title
Westerns
Title remainder
a women's history
Statement of responsibility
Victoria Lamont
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"At every turn in the development of what we now know as the western, women writers have been instrumental in its formation. Yet the myth that the western is male-authored persists. Westerns: A Women's History debunks this myth once and for all by recovering the women writers of popular westerns who were active during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries when the western genre as we now know it emerged. Victoria Lamont offers detailed studies of some of the many women who helped shape the western. Their novels bear the classic hallmarks of the western--cowboys, schoolmarms, gun violence, lynchings, cattle branding--while also placing female characters at the center of their western adventures and improvising with western conventions in surprising and ingenious ways. In Emma Ghent Curtis's The Administratrix a widow disguises herself as a cowboy and infiltrates the cowboy gang responsible for lynching her husband. Muriel Newhall's pulp serial character, Sheriff Minnie, comes to the rescue of a steady stream of defenseless female victims. B.M. Bower, Katharine Newlin Burt, and Frances McElrath use cattle branding as a metaphor for their feminist critiques of patriarchy. In addition to recovering the work of these and other women authors of popular westerns, Lamont uses original archival analysis of the western-fiction publishing scene to overturn the long-standing myth of the western as a male-dominated genre"--The publisher
Member of
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lamont, Victoria
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS374.W4
LC item number
L36 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Postwestern horizons
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Western stories
  • Western stories
  • Western stories
Label
Westerns : a women's history, Victoria Lamont
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 161-181) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Western violence and the limits of sentimental power -- Domestic politics and cattle rustling -- Women's westerns and the myth of the pseudonym -- Why Mourning Dove wrote a Western -- Cattle branding and the traffic in women -- The masculinization of the Western
Control code
928607551
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 194 pages
Isbn
9780803237629
Lccn
2016937696
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780803237629
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)928607551
Label
Westerns : a women's history, Victoria Lamont
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 161-181) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Western violence and the limits of sentimental power -- Domestic politics and cattle rustling -- Women's westerns and the myth of the pseudonym -- Why Mourning Dove wrote a Western -- Cattle branding and the traffic in women -- The masculinization of the Western
Control code
928607551
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 194 pages
Isbn
9780803237629
Lccn
2016937696
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780803237629
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)928607551

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