Icon Brand Myth

Gail Hughbanks Woerner, Fearless Funnymen: The History of the Rodeo Clown (Austin: Eakin Press, 1993), 126. Ibid., 62. Ibid., 22. Jokes recorded from the West of the Rockies professional rodeo, October 2006. Ibid., 17.

Author: Maxwell Foran

Publisher: Athabasca University Press

ISBN: 9781897425053

Category: History

Page: 354

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This book investigates the meanings and iconography of the Stampede: an invented tradition that takes over the city of Calgary for ten days every July. Since 1912, 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 a component of the social construction of identity for western Canada as a whole.

Wild Ride

Fearless Funnymen : The History of the Rodeo Clown . Austin , Texas : Eakin Press , 1993 . Streep , Peg . Cowgirl Rising : The Art of Donna HowellSickles . Shelton , Connecticut : The Greenwich Workshop Press , 1997 .

Author: Joel H. Bernstein

Publisher: Gibbs Smith

ISBN: 1586857452

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 176

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Highlighted by two hundred full-color and black-and-white photographs, a colorful history of the rodeo ranges from its Mexican origins to today's professional circuits, capturing the mystique of the American cowboy and his role in Western folklore.

Sport Animals and Society

Fearless funnymen: The history of the rodeo clown. Fort Worth, TX: Eakin Press. Wooden, W., & Ehringer, G. 1996. Rodeo in America: Wranglers, roughstock and paydirt. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas. 3 Human-Horse Partnerships ...

Author: James Gillett

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135019150

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 294

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This book advances current literature on the role and place of animals in sport and society. It explores different forms of sporting spaces, examines how figures of animals have been used to racialize the human athlete, and encourages the reader to think critically about animal ethics, animals in space, time and place, and the human-animal relationship. The chapters highlight persistent dichotomies in the use of and collaboration with animals for sport, and present strategies for moving forward in the study of interspecies relations.

Ramblin Jack Elliott

(accessed 4 July 2001); John May interview with Jack Elliott; Gail Woerner, Fearless Funnymen: The History ofthe Rodeo Clown (Austin: Eakin Press, 1993). 39. Booklet to The Ballad (yfRamblin'Jack (Vanguard 79575—2), 2000. 40.

Author: Hank Reineke

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810872579

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 434

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This professional biography of Ramblin' Jack Elliott (1931- ) examines the music and milestones of the American folksinger's half-century career, detailing his role in the preservation of the music of Woody Guthrie and his mentoring of and influence on Bob Dylan. The book also provides a comprehensive discography of recordings, as well as a bibliography, index, and over 30 photographs.

Go West

Gail Woerner Rodeo Historian and Author, Fearless Funnymen “Jeremy Sparks truly encourages us to live a better life through sharing the gospel. His passion, encouragement, and commitment are evident when reading Go West.

Author: Jeremy Sparks

Publisher: Elevate Publishing

ISBN: 9781945449000

Category: Religion

Page: 215

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"Readers looking for inspiration (or just a great story) will discover a wild ride that proves just how twisty some paths to Christ can be." - Publisher's Weekly Many of us would say it takes guts and a little bit of crazy to step toe-to-toe with a powerful, 1,700 pound bull. For Hall-of-Fame bullfighter, Jeremy Sparks, it took faith. Sparks' remarkable and illustrious journey began at a young age when he received a God-given calling to become a professional bullfighter. Soon after accepting a college scholarship for rodeo, he suffered a near-fatal electrocution, which, but for his faith in God, would have ruined his dream. After three years of training under a world champion, he was accepted into the elite Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association, and spent years tussling with raging bulls until God, once again, showed him another path. While the terrorist attack on September 11th rocked the country, Sparks saw it as an invitation to serve. He enlisted just weeks after the attack, and earned his commission as a second lieutenant in the US Air Force and an endorsement from the Pentagon as the "only professional bullfighter in the history of the USAF." Once a small town kid from Arkansas, now a Hall-of-Fame rodeo icon, Sparks is sharing his stories of strength and service. With God at the center of this fascinating story, Go West highlights the 10 Biblical principles that Sparks learned, experienced, and lived by as a professional bull fighter, officer in the armed forces, and follower of Jesus Christ.

Sport in American Culture

Fearless Funnymen: The History of the Rodeo Clown. Austin, TX: Eakin Press, 1993. Wombell, Paul. Sportscape: The Evolution of Sports Photography. London: Phaidon, 2000. Wood,Robin.“Sports Merchandise Big Business for Small Teams.

Author: Joyce Duncan

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781576070246

Category: Reference

Page: 479

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A unique and timely exploration of the cultural impact of sport on American society, including lifestyles, language, and thinking.

Bull Riding

Produced by Patiricia McConahay for California Heartland Television . Broadcast in 2005 . Woerner , Gail Hughbanks . Fearless Funnymen : The History of the Rodeo Clown . Austin , TX : Eakin Press , 1993 . Woerner , Gail Hughbanks .

Author: Jane Kubke

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1404205446

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Examines the history of rodeo, the basic skills needed in bull riding, and how bull riders are judged and scored.

American Cowboy

Her other books are Fearless Funnymen: The History of the Rodeo Clown and A Belly Full ofBedsprings: The History ofBronc Riding. She also writes for The Ketch Pen, Persimmon Hill, ProRodeo Sports News, Western Horseman, ...





Page: 96

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Published for devotees of the cowboy and the West, American Cowboy covers all aspects of the Western lifestyle, delivering the best in entertainment, personalities, travel, rodeo action, human interest, art, poetry, fashion, food, horsemanship, history, and every other facet of Western culture. With stunning photography and you-are-there reportage, American Cowboy immerses readers in the cowboy life and the magic that is the great American West.

Funnymen Life and Times on the Greatest Show on Earth

A good guy. Another great addition to our Funnyman troupe was Peter Pitofsky – Buster Keatonesque in his approach to clowning with a rubber face and loose limbs, who would drop into a pratfall at any moment. Hilarious and fearless.


Publisher: Dorrance Publishing

ISBN: 9781434944429



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