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Curatorial Conversations: Cultural Representation and the Smithsonian Folklife Festival

Olivia Cadaval, Sojin Kim, and Diana Baird N'Diaye (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781496805980
eISBN:
9781496806024
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496805980.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Since its origins in 1967, The Smithsonian Folklife Festival has gained national and international recognition as a model for the research and public presentation of living cultural heritage and the ... More


Yo' Mama, Mary Mack, and Boudreaux and Thibodeaux: Louisiana Children's Folklore and Play

Jeanne Pitre Soileau

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781496810403
eISBN:
9781496810441
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496810403.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

“Yo’ Mama, Mary Mack, and Boudreaux and Thibodeaux” presents a forty-four year study of South Louisiana African American children’s performance lore, from the last third of the twentieth century to ... More


Agency, Reciprocal Engagement, and Applied Folklore Practice: Beyond the Smithsonian Folklife Festival

Diana Baird N’Diaye

in Curatorial Conversations: Cultural Representation and the Smithsonian Folklife Festival

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781496805980
eISBN:
9781496806024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496805980.003.0015
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter focuses on the participatory research projects African Immigrant Folklife and Will to Adorn: African American Style, Community, Identity, which provided fieldwork training that has ... More


Introduction

Jeanne Pitre Soileau

in Yo' Mama, Mary Mack, and Boudreaux and Thibodeaux: Louisiana Children's Folklore and Play

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781496810403
eISBN:
9781496810441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496810403.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter covers the timeline from 1960 when New Orleans integrated its public schools, to 2011, the age of computers and the Internet. Integration had an immediate impact on children and their ... More


Creolization as Cultural Creativity

Robert Baron and Ana C. Cara (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617031069
eISBN:
9781617031076
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617031069.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Global in scope and multidisciplinary in approach, this book explores the expressive forms and performances that come into being when cultures encounter one another. Creolization is presented as a ... More


Girls’ Verbal Play

Jeanne Pitre Soileau

in Yo' Mama, Mary Mack, and Boudreaux and Thibodeaux: Louisiana Children's Folklore and Play

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781496810403
eISBN:
9781496810441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496810403.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter presents African American girls talking about, as Daryl Dance in Honey Hush said: “men, sex, clothes, hair, cooking, children, and then back to men and sex.” These subjects are ... More


Conclusion

Jeanne Pitre Soileau

in Yo' Mama, Mary Mack, and Boudreaux and Thibodeaux: Louisiana Children's Folklore and Play

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781496810403
eISBN:
9781496810441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496810403.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter focuses on children’s folklore as ephemeral art. Children’s schoolyard lore teaches African American children and their friends, rhyme, rhythm, a form of public speaking, formalized game ... More


Introduction

Diana Baird N’Diaye, Olivia Cadaval, and Sojin Kim

in Curatorial Conversations: Cultural Representation and the Smithsonian Folklife Festival

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781496805980
eISBN:
9781496806024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496805980.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

The volume editors frame and contextualize Smithsonian Folklife Festival history with attention to the role of curatorial practice in mediating and negotiating the concerns and interests of the ... More


Belated Travelling Theory, Contemporary Wild Praxis: A Romani Perspective on the Practical Politics of the Open End

Ken Lee (ed.)

in The Role of the Romanies: Images and Counter-Images of ‘Gypsies’/Romanies in European Cultures

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853236795
eISBN:
9781846313950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853236795.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter takes issue with the Orientalism that implicitly underpins much of the methodology of the Gypsylorists and founders of the Gypsy Collections. Specifically, it examines the ways in which ... More


Tasting Place, Sensing Race

Camille Bégin

in Taste of the Nation: The New Deal Search for America's Food

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040252
eISBN:
9780252098512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040252.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter explores food writing throughout the Federal Writers' Project (FWP) archive—American Guide Series, Folklore Project, Social-Ethnic Studies, Negro Studies Project, Feeding the City. This ... More


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