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The Wild West [electronic resource] : the mythical cowboy and social theory / Will Wright.

By: Material type: TextTextSeries: Core cultural iconsPublication details: London ; Thousand Oaks, Ca. : SAGE, 2001.Description: 1 online resource (205 p.)ISBN:
  • 9781412933889 (electronic bk.)
  • 1412933889 (electronic bk.)
Subject(s): Genre/Form: Additional physical formats: Print version:: Wild West.DDC classification:
  • 302.540978 21
LOC classification:
  • HM1276 .W75 2001
Online resources:
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.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [194]-197) and indexes.

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.

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.

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