Bigfoot: The Life and Times of a Legend




      Bigfoot: The Life and Times of a Legend
Last August, two men in rural Georgia announced that they had killed Bigfoot The claim drew instant, feverish attention, leading tothan 1,000 news stories worldwide despite the fact that nearly everyone knew it was a hoax Though Bigfoot may not exist, there s no denying Bigfoot mania. With Bigfoot, Joshua Blu Buhs traces the wild and wooly story of Amer Read Bigfoot: The Life and Times of a Legend – heartforum.co.uk

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  • Hardcover
  • 296 pages
  • Bigfoot: The Life and Times of a Legend
  • Joshua Blu Buhs
  • English
  • 15 January 2018
  • 0226079791

10 thoughts on “ Bigfoot: The Life and Times of a Legend

  1. Linda says:

    Basically, Blu Buhs is trying to show Bigfoot s place in popular culture and how it has changed from a legend, begun with the idea of wildmen which was common in the Middle Ages, to a commercialized cartoon in our time He doesn t dwell much on how the Bigfoot legend must have begun among the Native Americans and how it was passed to the incoming population He dwells mostly on Bigfoot s incarnation in the popular culture of the 60s and 70s This time period was stressful for working class peopl Basically, Blu Buhs is trying to show Bigfoot s place in popular culture and how it has changed from a legend, begun with the idea of wildmen which was common in the Middle Ages, to a commercialized cartoon in our time He doesn t dwell much on how the Bigfoot legend must have begun among the Native Americans and how it was passed to the incoming population He dwells mostly on Bigfoot s incarnation in the popular culture of the 60s and 70s This time period was stressful for working class people, he explains, especially working class men, who were losing their sense of manhood Thus Bigfoot became a monster to be hunted to show that you were still a man He illustrates how Bigfoot was used in the pulps and men s magazines outdoorsy, manly ...

  2. Sarah says:

    I had been looking forward to reading this book, and was excited when my interlibrary loan finally arrived Unfortunately, I struggled with it from the start, and found it difficult to finish.First of all, the author s total disdain for anyone who believes in Bigfoot was a big turn off, and his obvious bias detracted from what otherwise should have been ascholarly read on the history and sociology of the field Secondly, the author appeared not to speak to anyone in the field or do any sor I had been looking forward to reading this book, and was excited when my interlibrary loan finally arrived Unfortunately, I struggled with it from the start, and found it difficult to finish.First of all, the author s total disdain for anyone who believes in Bigfoot was a big turn off, and his obvious bias detracted from what otherwise should have been ascholarly read on the history and sociology of the field Secondly, the author appeared not to speak to anyone in the field or do any sort of field research From what I could discern, his conclusions came only from reading and developing his own theories I could have taken himseriously had he attempted to delve into the field that he was criticizing Third, the theory that working class white men search for Sasquatch in order to feel manly and in control OK, kinda interesting, but beaten...

  3. David Bales says:

    A skeptical historiography of the Bigfoot and Abominable Snowman legends mysteries that details the cryptozoological phenomenon and how it has affected the cultures in both traditional and modern societies Unfortunately, Buhs makes a pretty good case for neither...

  4. Alex says:

    In an obscure libretto of Margaret Atwood s commissioned by the CBC in 1970 titled Oratorio for Sasquatch, Man and Two Androids she writes that Sasquatch can never be known he can teach you only about yourself In many ways, this is the core thesis of Bigfoot The Life and Times of a Legend This is not a book that asks whether Bigfoot exists, as many of my fellow Goodreads reviewers seem saddened to note Instead it asks why Bigfoot exists not in the forests of the Pacific Northwest, but In an obscure libretto of Margaret Atwood s commissioned by the CBC in 1970 titled Orator...

  5. Alanus says:

    This was an quirky dive into the history of the Bigfoot legend I did not know that stories about wild men could be found around the world In the United States, the legend arose from the tall tales shared by members of the lumber camps in the Pacific Northwest In Canada, Native American tribes told stories about the Sasquatch In the Himalayans, a mysterious creature known as the Yeti prowled around the mountains Buhs does a great job to research the tales of the hunters and their expeditions This was an quirky dive into the history of the Bigfoot legend I did not know that stories about wild men could be found around the world In the United States, the legend arose from the tall tales shared by members of the lumber camps in the Pacific N...

  6. 100 More! says:

    I thought I would havefun chronicling the life of Bigfoot, and while it is certainly well written, researched, and presented, it simply did not satisfy that particular itch Two stars may seem harsh given that the main criticism is a lack of interest, but I sincerely have a hard time imagining who this book is for Bigfoot hunters will hate it and Bigfoot skeptics will want somethingmeaty Check out the pod forI thought I would havefun chronicling the life of Bigfoot, and while it is certainly well written, researched, and presented, it simply did not satisfy that particular itch Two stars may seem harsh given that the main criticism is a lack of interest, but I sincerely have a hard time imagining who this book is for Bigfoot hunters will hate it and Big...

  7. Bill FromPA says:

    After an opening chapter which summarizes the medieval idea of the Wild Man and nineteenth century sideshow exhibits such as Barnum s What Is It, Buhs gets to his main topic, the story of the Yeti and Sasquatch in the mass media during the second half of the 20th century The author is not a believer in these creatures, but this is not a debunking look at the evidence Although he provides concise and clear explanations of various hoaxes and conditions which can cause the mistaken identificati After an opening chapter which summarizes the medieval idea of the Wild Man and nineteenth century sideshow exhibits such as Barnum s What Is It, Buhs gets to his main topic, the story of the Yeti and Sasquatch in the mass media during the second half of the 20th century The author is not a believer in these creatures, but this is not a debunking look at the evidence Although he provides concise and clear explanations of various hoaxes and conditions which can cause the mistaken identification of animal tracks, Buhs is primarily interested in those who pursued these creatures, both in the American wilderness and Asian mountains and in press cl...

  8. Turi says:

    I had a boss in the library system who was a Bigfoot witness Sober, solid, no nonsense this guy The way he put it, he just saw something that his mind couldn t explain, and Bigfoot was what he called it That s always stayed with me That, and the fact that a coupele of my wife s colleagues up in Oregon had a sighting recently right before this book came across my desk, made me pick this book up.Bluhs has done an incredible job of collecting the history of Abominable Snowman, Bigfoot and Sasqu I had a boss in the library system who was a Bigfoot witness Sober, solid, no nonsense this g...

  9. Jacob says:

    Yes, I am a bigfoot enthusiast, but this is the bigfoot book for the non enthusiast This is a cautious, humorous, and extremely well researched cultural history that looks at why the legend of bigfoot grew and continued through the decades and who were the c...

  10. Caleb says:

    Probably the best book on Bigfoot I ve ever read, presented as a fairly objective cultural history that weighs evidence from a distance, staying well out of Bigfoot politics and the is he real or isn t he type of stuff It s as close to a definitive book as I can imagine including an ex...

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