Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Description - Rodeo Queens by Joan Burbick

This "delectable slice of Americana" ( ) explores "the glitter and the glamour of the rodeo subculture and, at the same time, some of its deepest contradictions." ( is a bittersweet journey into the lives of women who have worked the rodeo circuit in the rural West from the 1930s to the present. For over eight years, Joan Burbick traveled the backroads of the West, searching for "rodeo queens," the women who promote and perform in the elaborate pageantry of the rodeo. She interviewed dozens of queens in their living rooms, kitchens, barns, and ranches. She followed current queens down the rodeo road from tiny Western towns to the show- biz glitter of Las Vegas. Through their stories we witness dramatic changes in the rodeo, including the decline of skilled horse handling, the fierce conflicts over gender and race, and the intense commercialization of the rodeo. Combined with Burbick's wonderful collection of rodeo queen photographs, this rich tapestry of women's voices echoes and challenges our clichs of the rural West. Their stories of fulfilled dreams and lost hopesreveal the tenacity of the myth of the American West, a place of muscled men, golden-haired women, relentless beauty

Buy Rodeo Queens by Joan Burbick from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9781586482046
ISBN-10: 1586482041
Format: Paperback
(210mm x 140mm x mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: PublicAffairs,U.S.
Publisher: INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US
Publish Date: 30-Dec-2003
Country of Publication: United States

Other Editions - Rodeo Queens by Joan Burbick

Book Reviews - Rodeo Queens by Joan Burbick

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Rodeo Queens book by Joan Burbick and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


Author Biography - Joan Burbick

Joan Burbick teaches American Studies at Washington State University. Born in Chicago, she has lived in the Palouse region of northern Idaho and eastern Washington for the last twenty years, writing, raising a family, and, in her free time, working with horses.

Books By Joan Burbick

Healing the Republic by Joan Burbick
Paperback, November 2008
$80.96
Gun Show Nation by Joan Burbick
Hardback, January 2006
$43.18