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Cow Boys and Cattle MenClass and Masculinities on the Texas Frontier, 1865-1900$
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Jacqueline M. Moore

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780814757390

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9780814757390.001.0001

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Cow Boys and Cattle Men
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Jacqueline M. Moore

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NYU Press
DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814757390.003.0003

This chapter explores in detail the ways in which cowboys expressed masculinity through control of their working environment and their work skills, and the ways in which cattlemen increasingly limited their opportunities to do so. The rise of industrialization had brought about some marked complications for cowboys and cattlemen alike—as modern corporate methods became the norm, the cowboys were increasingly pressured to show their manliness despite the new restrictions imposed in their work, which had served as an outlet for their manly behavior. Cattlemen, on the other hand, viewed manliness as synonymous with economic success, and achieving it involved restricting the maverick inclinations of their employees. These competing definitions of manhood led to tension on the ranches on a daily basis which increased as the ranches became more corporatized and cowboys had fewer and fewer opportunities to show their independence.

Keywords:   modern corporate methods, industrialization, corporatized workplace, manliness, economic success, working environment, masculinity, cowboys, cattlemen, ranches

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