By Richard Bauman,Roger D. Abrahams
"And different Neighborly Names"—the name is from a research through Americo Paredes of the names, complimentary and another way, exchanged throughout cultural obstacles through Anglos and Mexicans—is a set of essays dedicated to a variety of elements of folks 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 booklet is dedicated.
Focusing at the ways that traditions come up and are maintained the place various 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 attention-grabbing points of folklore in Texas. Their emphasis is at the artistic response to socially and culturally pluralistic events, and during this they symbolize a distinctively Texan means 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 earlier, current, and future—"And different Neighborly Names" makes a worthwhile contribution either to Texas folklore and to the self-discipline as a whole.
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