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Title Southern heritage on display : public ritual and ethnic diversity within southern regionalism / Celeste Ray.

Imprint Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, ©2003.

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Description 1 online resource (viii, 301 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.
Access Use copy Restrictions unspecified MiAaHDL
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
System Details 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
Processing Action digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve MiAaHDL
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Subject Southern States -- Social life and customs -- 1865-
Southern States -- Social conditions -- 1945-
Festivals -- Social aspects -- Southern States.
Rites and ceremonies -- Southern States.
Southern States -- Ethnic relations.
Minorities -- Southern States -- Social life and customs.
Cultural pluralism -- Southern States.
Group identity -- Southern States.
Memory -- Social aspects -- Southern States.
Chronological Term Since 1865
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Ray, R. Celeste.
Other Form: Print version: Southern heritage on display. Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, ©2003 0817312277 9780817312275 (DLC) 2002009058 (OCoLC)50166895
ISBN 9780817382254 (electronic bk.)
0817382259 (electronic bk.)
0817312277 (alk. paper)
9780817312275 (alk. paper)
0817352864 (alk. paper)
9780817352868 (alk. paper)