THE CASPIAN REGION:Politics, Economics, Culture

Scientific journal

Transformation of Gender Roles on the American Frontier

2013. 1, pp. 240-246

Yakushenkova Oksana S. - teacher of history, Moscow secondary school Uvenes, 125475, Moscow, Klinskaya St., 18-1, apt. 86,

The article is devoted to changes of gender roles on the American frontier in the 19th century. New tasks that are faced by women in the framework of the cultural dialogue were often the cause of masculinity behavior and loss of womens identification. The article considers the cases of gender transformation, which being the exception rather than the rule, however are responsible for the formation of a frontier culture.

Key words: cultural dialogue,frontier,gender roles,Maria Gertrudis Barcelo,Alice Poker,Calamity Jane