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Cowboy Lawmen

Abigail A. Kohn

in Shooters: Myths and Realities of America's Gun Cultures

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195150513
eISBN:
9780199944095
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195150513.003.0015
Subject:
Sociology, Culture, Sport and Leisure

This chapter discusses the role of cowboy lawmen in gun culture in the U.S. It explains that Americans have long romanticized the American West and the frontier as places that forged some of the most ... More


Creation Myths: The Laurasian Story Line, Our First Novel

E. J. Michael Witzel

in The Origins of the World's Mythologies

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195367461
eISBN:
9780199932047
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367461.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

This chapter discusses various creation myths, including that of humans and their early mythic “history” from all areas and periods of Laurasian mythology. These myths sustain the initial ... More


Rock 'N' Film: Cinema's Dance With Popular Music

David E. James

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780199387595
eISBN:
9780199387632
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199387595.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

In the mid-1950s, rock ’n’ roll amalgamated earlier black and white working-class musical traditions to displace the Great American Songbook’s hegemony over Anglophone popular music. At the same ... More


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