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Rodeo - U.S o Cowboy • Strong • Self-reliant • Free o...

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"Rodeo" - Mark J. Okrant and Paul F. Starrs Thursday, October 14, 2010 2:46 PM How is rodeo different from most other sports (e.g., football, baseball, golf, stock car racing)? o Contest between a person or a group of people and an animal o Developed in the west Seen as purely American, rough and tumble style of sport o Only sport that involved natural work skills What are the origins of rodeo? o Partnership between man and animals o Originated from "cowboy" stereotype, type of landscape that exists in the western
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Unformatted text preview: U.S. o Cowboy • Strong • Self-reliant • Free o Non-urban • What are the distinctive characteristics of rodeo? o Performance rather than a competition o Costumes and players intend to entertain the crown • How did the purpose of each original source of the rodeo "idea" change over times? • How do these origins define the sport's present-day theater?...
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