Usable Pasts: Traditions and Group Expressions in North America / Edition 1

Usable Pasts: Traditions and Group Expressions in North America / Edition 1

by Tad Tuleja
     
 

An eclectic collection of essays on creative use, manipulation, and "invention" of traditions by groups of many sizes and types: ethnic, regional, religious, organizational, and national. See more details below

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An eclectic collection of essays on creative use, manipulation, and "invention" of traditions by groups of many sizes and types: ethnic, regional, religious, organizational, and national.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780874212266
Publisher:
Utah State University Press
Publication date:
05/01/1997
Edition description:
1
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction. Making Ourselves Up: On the Manipulation of Tradition in Small Groups1
1Through Navajo Eyes: Pictorial Weavings from Spider Woman's Loom24
2Appropriation and Counterhegemony in South Texas: Food Slurs, Offal Meats, and Blood50
3Dyngus Day in Polish American Communities68
4"May the Work I've Done Speak for Me": African American Women as Speech Community96
5The "Giving" of Yiddish Folksongs as a Cultural Resource120
6Newell's Paradox Redux140
7Historical Narrative in the Martial Arts: A Case Study156
8Pioneers and Recapitulation in Mormon Popular Historical Expression175
9"Up Here, We Never See the Sun": Homeplace and Crime in Urban Appalachian Narratives215
10Booze, Ritual, and the Invention of Tradition: The Phenomenon of the Newfoundland Screech-In232
11Shell Games in Vacationland: Homarus Americanus and the State of Maine249
12How Texans Remember the Alamo274
13"Kamell Dung": A Challenge to Canada's National Icon293
14Closing the Circle: Yellow Ribbons and the Redemption of the Past311
About the Contributors332

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