Striking a Pose: Annie Oakley as the Madonna of Western Performance
Annie Oakley, American West, culture, icons, women
American Popular Culture | Cultural History | United States History | Women's History | Women's Studies
In the cultural ideology of the American West, the iconography of the rugged miner, the wild Indian, and the brave prairie scout remain popular, although misconstrued, perceptions. American culture has long identified the West as a preserve for white maleness, where the masculine hero uses his own power ti intimidate and conquer the inferior "other". Popular images, portrayed in various forms of media, communicate an ideology of the West that "celebrates a particular, and gendered, form of American identity."
Department 1 Awarding Honors Status
Cannon, G. (1996). Striking a Pose: Annie Oakley as the Madonna of Western Performance (Undergraduate honors thesis, University of Redlands). Retrieved from https://inspire.redlands.edu/cas_honors/324