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Title Southern heritage on display : public ritual and ethnic diversity within southern regionalism / Celeste Ray
Published Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, [2003]
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 301 pages) : illustrations
Contents "Keeping jazz funerals alive" : blackness and the politics of memory in New Orleans / Helen A. Regis -- The mardi gras Indian song cycle : a heroic tradition / Kathryn VanSpanckeren -- "There's a dance every weekend" : powwow culture in southeast North Carolina / Clyde Ellis -- Melungeons and the politics of heritage / Melissa Schrift -- Kin-religious gatherings : display for an "inner public" / Gwen Kennedy Neville -- Religious healing in southern Appalachian communities / Susan Emley Keefe -- Viva Mexico! : Mexican independence day festivals in central Florida / Joan Flocks and Paul Monaghan -- Forget the Alamo : fiesta and San Antonio's public memory / Laura Ehrisman -- "Where the Old South still lives" : displaying heritage in Natchez, Mississippi / Steven Hoelscher -- "'Thigibh!' means 'y'all come!'" : renegotiating regional memories through Scottish heritage celebration / Celeste Ray
Summary This provocative collection draws on extensive ethnographic fieldwork to shed light on the role that public ceremonies play in affirming or debunking cultural identities associated with the South. W.J. Cash's 1941 observation that "there are many Souths and many cultural traditions among them" is certainly validated by this book. Although the Civil War and its "lost cause" tradition continues to serve as a cultural root paradigm in celebrations, both uniting and dividing loyalties, southerners also embrace a panoply of public ritualsâ??parades, cook-offs, kinship homecom-i
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
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Subject Cultural pluralism -- Southern States.
Festivals -- Social aspects -- Southern States.
Group identity -- Southern States.
Memory -- Social aspects -- Southern States.
Minorities -- Southern States -- Social life and customs.
Rites and ceremonies -- Southern States.
Southern States -- Ethnic relations.
Southern States -- Social conditions -- 1945-
Southern States -- Social life and customs -- 1865-
Form Electronic book
Author Ray, R. Celeste.
LC no. 2002009058
ISBN 0817382259 (electronic bk.)
9780817382254 (electronic bk.)
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