Год издания: 2006
Количество страниц: 175
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Just who wrangles whom in the West? In Winthrop, Washington, a small Methow Valley community that has reinvented itself as a western theme town, women who function as trail guides, wranglers, horse trainers, packers, and ranchers work in an environment where gender stereotypes must be carefully preserved for the sake of the tourist-based economy. Yet these women often subvert and undermine these traditional images with humor. How these wrangling women accomplish this challenging balancing act is a fascinating study of women's manipulation of language and gender stereotypes in the modern West. For eleven years, Kristin McAndrews conducted interviews with Winthrop's horsewomen, collecting stories about their lives as workers and as members of their community and families. For all these women, professional success depends on courage, ingenuity, a sense of humor, and a facility with language?as well as on an ability to perform within the traditional gender stereotypes...