Mother, shane, and sonny

Norman K. Denzin

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This article focuses on the intersection of two memories. Mother dressed as a cowgirl, and riding my horse, who is named Sunny. It is a warm, sunny, Sunday afternoon in 1951, and I am ten years old. Two years later I am watching Shane with my father. In four years he will disappear from my life. I waited, night after night for him to come back, as in "come back Shane." Far away, on the edge of the dream, a faint image: Mother is riding into an orange and purple sunset, her red bandana whipping in the wind.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)500-501
Number of pages2
JournalCultural Studies - Critical Methodologies
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 2012


  • Cowboys
  • Family
  • Indians
  • Memory
  • The West

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cultural Studies
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)


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