And Other Neighborly Names: Social Process and Cultural by Richard Bauman,Roger D. Abrahams PDF

By Richard Bauman,Roger D. Abrahams

"And different Neighborly Names"—the name is from a research through Americo Paredes of the names, complimentary and in a different way, exchanged throughout cultural limitations by way of Anglos and Mexicans—is a suite of essays dedicated to a variety of features of people culture in Texas. The procedure builds at the paintings of the folklorists who've helped supply the examine of folklore in Texas such excessive status within the field-Mody Boatright, J. Frank Dobie, John Mason Brewer, the Lomaxes, and naturally Paredes himself, to whom this booklet is dedicated.

Focusing at the ways that traditions come up and are maintained the place different peoples come jointly, the editors and different essayists—John Holmes McDowell, Joe Graham, Alicia María González, Beverly J. Stoeltje, Archie eco-friendly, José E. Limón, Thomas A. eco-friendly, Rosan A. Jordan, Patrick B. Mullen, and Manuel H. Peña—examine conjunto track, the corrido, Gulf fishermen's tales, rodeo traditions, puppy buying and selling and dog-trading stories, Mexican bakers' lore, Austin's "cosmic cowboy" scene, and different interesting elements of folklore in Texas. Their emphasis is at the inventive response to socially and culturally pluralistic occasions, and during this they characterize a distinctively Texan method of learning folklore, specifically as illustrated within the performance-centered technique of Paredes, Boatright, and others who taught on the collage of Texas at Austin. As an summary of this approach—its prior, current, and future—"And different Neighborly Names" makes a worthy contribution either to Texas folklore and to the self-discipline as a whole.

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