Table of Contents
Chapter 1: What the F*ck?
Chapter 2: Truck Nuts and Petro Cowboys
Chapter 3: Who’s Greatest Together?
Chapter 4: Colonial Redux: The Calgary Stampede’s “Imaginary Indians”
Chapter 5: Sexcapades and Stampede Queens
Conclusion: Now, What?
More than a decade in the making, STAMPEDE: Misogyny, White Supremacy, and Settler Colonialism is the first-ever intersectional interrogation of the settler colonial roots of Canada's oldest and largest western heritage festival. Williams exposes the material realities and often negative consequences behind this much-beloved annual event, challenging readers to ask feminist questions about who benefits from it and who doesn’t. Using a variety of cultural material, from photography and print advertisements to poetry and social media, Williams explores how this popular event continues to influence life on the streets and in the bars and boardrooms of Canada’s fourth-largest city.
Order from Fernwood Publishers in Canada and Columbia University Press in the US.
Early praise for STAMPEDE:
"An amazing example of how to analyze iconic Canadian culture and tradition in an accessible and engaging manner. This book reflect a vital call for Canadian scholars and students to continue to explore the role of settler colonialism and sexism that proliferate in the public and private spaces intended to foster Canadian nationalism. STAMPEDE is edgy, personal, and theoretical."
—Victoria Kannen, Co-editor of
The Spaces and Places of Canadian Popular Culture
Kim is an engaging and dynamic speaker. Grounded in extensive teaching experience, her talks lead participants through interactive sessions that combine critical thinking with an intersectional feminist analysis.
She is adept at working with participants who embody a range of complex identities and who are at different levels of familiarity with social justice concepts. Kim is funny and compassionate while facilitating meaningful discussions to unlearn oppression and work toward equity and justice.
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As featured on the Women's March Canada Podcast, Kim has taken her research on Calgary's consensual adult sex industry to the streets in an historical walking tour.
Booze, Broads & Brothels encourages participants to envision new ways of making sense of the old stories commonly told about Calgary’s past.
Kim offers the tour by pay-what-you-can donation to Shift Calgary.