Western lifestyle

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Western lifestyle or cowboy culture is the lifestyle, or behaviourisms, of, and resulting from the influence of, the (often romanticized) attitudes, ethics and history of the American Western cowboy.[1] In the present day these influences affect this sector of the population's choice of recreation, clothing, and consumption of goods.[citation needed]


The origins of cowboy culture go back to the Spanish who settled in New Mexico and later Texas bringing cattle.[2]


While the culture never completely faded, in the 1980s, following the urbanization of much of the Texas population, there was a marked revival of cowboy culture with the creation of a number of organizations devoted to its preservation, among them the American Cowboy Culture Association.[3]

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  1. ^ Dary, David (1989). Cowboy Culture: A Saga of Five Centuries (second ed.). Lawrence, Kansas: University Press of Kansas. p. xi. ISBN 978-0-7006-0390-9. 
  2. ^ Dary 1989, p. 3
  3. ^ Slatta, Richard W. (1996). "American Cowboy Culture Association". The Cowboy Encyclopedia. New York: W. W. Norton. p. 10. ISBN 978-0-393-31473-1.  Originally published by ABC-CLIO, : Santa Barbara, California, in 1994.