Abstract

Abstract:

Designed to preserve and promote western heritage and culture, the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede has become entwined with, and politically and economically expedient for, Alberta’s oil and gas industry. Performances at the Stampede relieve guilt about the expropriation of Indigenous territory and conquest of the natural world, and produce an affective climate of “crude optimism,” an optimistic attachment to fossil fuel production and consumption despite the brutal realities of extractivism.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1531-4715
Print ISSN
1054-2043
Pages
pp. 138-154
Launched on MUSE
2019-06-04
Open Access
No
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