By Richard Bauman,Roger D. Abrahams
"And different Neighborly Names"—the name is from a research by means of Americo Paredes of the names, complimentary and another way, exchanged throughout cultural obstacles via Anglos and Mexicans—is a set of essays dedicated to quite a few points of folks culture in Texas. The method builds at the paintings of the folklorists who've helped supply the learn 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 ebook is dedicated.
Focusing at the ways that traditions come up and are maintained the place varied 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 facets of folklore in Texas. Their emphasis is at the inventive response to socially and culturally pluralistic events, and during this they signify a distinctively Texan method of learning folklore, specially as illustrated within the performance-centered process of Paredes, Boatright, and others who taught on the collage of Texas at Austin. As an outline of this approach—its previous, current, and future—"And different Neighborly Names" makes a important contribution either to Texas folklore and to the self-discipline as a whole.
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