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Usable pasts [electronic resource] : traditions and group expressions in North America / edited by Tad Tuleja.

Contributor(s): Tuleja, Tad, 1944-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Logan, Utah : Utah State University Press, 1997Description: 1 online resource (x, 335 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9780874213348 (electronic bk.); 0874213347 (electronic bk.); 0585034354 (electronic bk.); 9780585034355 (electronic bk.); 087421226X (paper); 9780874212266 (paper); 0874212251 (cloth); 9780874212259 (cloth).Subject(s): Minorities -- United States -- Social life and customs | Minorities -- Canada -- Social life and customs | Ethnology -- United States | Ethnology -- Canada | History | Social Science | Minorit�es -- �Etats-Unis -- M�urs et coutumes | Minorit�es -- Canada -- M�urs et coutumes | Ethnologie -- �Etats-Unis | Ethnologie -- Canada | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- Cultural | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Discrimination & Race Relations | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Minority Studies | Minorit�es -- �Etats-Unis -- Moeurs et coutumes | Minorit�es -- Canada -- Moeurs et coutumes | Ethnologie -- �Etats-Unis | Ethnologie -- Canada | Kulturanthropologie | Nationale Minderheit | NordamerikaGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Usable pasts.DDC classification: 305.8/00973 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Through Navajo eyes: pictorial weavings from Spider Woman's loom / Nancy Peake -- Appropriation and counterhegemony in south Texas: food slurs, offal meats, and blood / Mario Montano -- Dyngus Day in Polish American communities / Deborah Anders Silverman -- "May the work I've done speak for me": African American women as speech community / Jerrilyn McGregory -- "Giving" of Yiddish folksongs as a cultural resource / Joel Saxe -- Newell's paradox redux / Jay Mechling -- Historical narrative in the martial arts: a case study / Thomas A. Green -- Pioneers and recapitulation in Mormon popular historical expression / Eric A. Eliason -- "Up here, we never see the sun": homeplace and crime in urban Appalachian narratives / John R. Williams -- Booze, ritual, and the invention of tradition: the phenomenon of the Newfoundland Screech-In / Pat Byrne -- Shell games in vacationland: Homarus Americanus and the state of Maine / George H. Lewis -- How Texans remember the Alamo / Sylvia Ann Grider -- "Kamell Dung": a challenge to Canada's national icon / Robert M. MacGregor -- Closing the circle: yellow ribbons and the redemption of the past / Tad Tuleja.
Summary: In Usable Pasts, fourteen authors examine the manipulation of traditional expressions among a variety of groups from the United States and Canada: the development of a pictorial style by Navajo weavers in response to traders, Mexican American responses to the appropriation of traditional foods by Anglos, the expressive forms of communication that engender and sustain a sense of community in an African American women's social club and among elderly Yiddish folksingers in Miami Beach, the incorporation of mass media images into the "C & Ts" (customs and traditions) of a Boy Scout troop, the changi.
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Through Navajo eyes: pictorial weavings from Spider Woman's loom / Nancy Peake -- Appropriation and counterhegemony in south Texas: food slurs, offal meats, and blood / Mario Montano -- Dyngus Day in Polish American communities / Deborah Anders Silverman -- "May the work I've done speak for me": African American women as speech community / Jerrilyn McGregory -- "Giving" of Yiddish folksongs as a cultural resource / Joel Saxe -- Newell's paradox redux / Jay Mechling -- Historical narrative in the martial arts: a case study / Thomas A. Green -- Pioneers and recapitulation in Mormon popular historical expression / Eric A. Eliason -- "Up here, we never see the sun": homeplace and crime in urban Appalachian narratives / John R. Williams -- Booze, ritual, and the invention of tradition: the phenomenon of the Newfoundland Screech-In / Pat Byrne -- Shell games in vacationland: Homarus Americanus and the state of Maine / George H. Lewis -- How Texans remember the Alamo / Sylvia Ann Grider -- "Kamell Dung": a challenge to Canada's national icon / Robert M. MacGregor -- Closing the circle: yellow ribbons and the redemption of the past / Tad Tuleja.

In Usable Pasts, fourteen authors examine the manipulation of traditional expressions among a variety of groups from the United States and Canada: the development of a pictorial style by Navajo weavers in response to traders, Mexican American responses to the appropriation of traditional foods by Anglos, the expressive forms of communication that engender and sustain a sense of community in an African American women's social club and among elderly Yiddish folksingers in Miami Beach, the incorporation of mass media images into the "C & Ts" (customs and traditions) of a Boy Scout troop, the changi.

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