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"...combines a native's understanding of the territory with an outsider's skepticism." -- Hartford Courant, November 10, 2002
"A wonderful souvenir of a rural and urban spectator sport...an invaluable collection of memories from [Western] women." -- Bookpage, October 2002
"In the testosterone-tossed world of rodeo, Burbick serves up a delectable slice of Americana, illuminating the world of rodeo queens." -- Atlanta Journal-Constitution, November 24, 2002
"[Burbick's] intriguing book shows how changes in the role of rodeo queen have reflected changes in...the American West." -- Dallas Morning News, January 3, 2003.
"[Burbick] turns a stereotype into individuals and portrays them sympathetically, avoiding feminist cant. The result is fresh." -- Seattle Times, September 10, 2002
"[What's] interesting...is the historical framework-political, economic, social and cultural-that Burbick builds around the women's stories." -- The Oregonian, November 10, 2002
"a sympathetic treatment...Both feminists and rodeo enthusiasts will have to reckon with this illuminating book." -- Choice, May 2003.
"delightful... From contestants to queens, these remarkable women and their life stories are exciting and heartwarming. A true treasure." -- True West, August/September 2003.
"what it's like to be a woman in farm country,... an ultimately tough situation that strains typical notions of feminism." -- Salt Lake Tribune, August 10, 2003. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
As the great-granddaughter of one of Pendleton OR.'s first rodeo queens, and the daughter of a former Wa-Hi Farmerette, I believe Burbick hits the bull's eye with her exploration... Read morePublished on May 4, 2005 by Caldonia
Burbick may have done considerable research, but for the most part relies on sterotypes. Any sport or pasttime can fall victim to stereotyping (think cheerleader, football player,... Read morePublished on December 8, 2004 by JMP