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Icon, Brand, Myth: The Calgary Stampede

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Book Series: The West Unbound:Social and Cultural Studies ISSN: 1915819X ISBN: 9781897425039 9781897425053 9781897425121 Year: Pages: 369 Language: English
Publisher: Athabasca University Press
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An investigation of the meanings and iconography of the Stampede: an invented tradition that takes over the city of Calgary for 10 days every July. Since 1923, archetypal “Cowboys and Indians” are seen again at the chuckwagon races, on the midway, and throughout Calgary. Each essay in this collection examines a facet of the experience—from the images on advertising posters to the ritual of the annual parade. This study of the Calgary Stampede as a social phenomenon reveals the history and sociology of the city of Calgary and the social construc-tion of identity for western Canada as a whole.

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western --- rodeo --- calgary --- stampede --- alberta

Expansive Discourses: Urban Sprawl in Calgary, 1945-1978

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Book Series: The West Unbound:Social and Cultural Studies ISSN: 1915819X ISBN: 9781897425138 9781897425145 Year: Pages: 285 Language: English
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A groundbreaking study of urban sprawl in Calgary after the Second World War. The interactions of land developers and the local government influenced how the pattern grew: developers met market demands and optimized profits by building houses as efficiently as possible, while the City had to consider wider planning constraints and infrastructure costs. Foran examines the complexity of their interactions from a historical perspective, why each party acted as it did, and where each can be criticized.

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