By Richard Bauman,Roger D. Abrahams
"And different Neighborly Names"—the identify is from a research via Americo Paredes of the names, complimentary and differently, exchanged throughout cultural barriers via Anglos and Mexicans—is a suite of essays dedicated to a variety of facets of people culture in Texas. The technique 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 publication 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 song, 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 features of folklore in Texas. Their emphasis is at the artistic response to socially and culturally pluralistic occasions, and during this they signify a distinctively Texan manner of learning folklore, in particular as illustrated within the performance-centered procedure of Paredes, Boatright, and others who taught on the collage of Texas at Austin. As an outline of this approach—its prior, current, and future—"And different Neighborly Names" makes a invaluable contribution either to Texas folklore and to the self-discipline as a whole.
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