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Worldviews and the American West : the life of the place itself

Author: Polly Stewart
Publisher: Logan : Utah State University Press, ©2000.
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Worldviews and the American West.
Logan : Utah State University Press, ©2000
(OCoLC)606483389
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Polly Stewart
ISBN: 0874214084 9780874214086 0874214076 9780874214079
OCLC Number: 44573349
Description: 257 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 2. Language of Animals / Barry Lopez 9 --
Song 17 --
3. Faith of our Fathers / George Venn 19 --
4. Blue Shadows on Human Drama: The Western Songscape / Hal Cannon 31 --
Objects 37 --
5. A Diversity of Dead Helpers: Folk Saints of the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands / James S. Griffith 39 --
6. Icons of Immortality: Forest Lawn and the American Way of Death / Elliott Oring 54 --
7. Ride 'Em, Barbie Girl: Commodifying Folklore, Place, and the Exotic / Jeannie B. Thomas 65 --
8. Tall Tales and Sales / Steve Siporin 87 --
Narrative 105 --
9. Jesse James: An American Outlaw / C.W. Sullivan III 107 --
10. John Campbell's Adventure, and the Ecology of Story / Jarold Ramsey 118 --
11. Raven and the Tide: A Tlingit Narrative / Nora Marks Dauenhauer editor, Richard Dauenhauer, editor 135 --
Groups 151 --
12. "Two Moonlight Rides and a Picnic Lunch": Memories of Childhood in a Logging Community / Twilo Scofield 153 --
13. In Her Own Words: Women's Frontier Friendships in Letters, Diaries, and Reminiscences / Margaret K. Brady 162 --
14. Concept of the West and Other Hindrances to the Study of Mormon Folklore / William A. Wilson 179 --
15. Coquelle Indians and the Cultural "Black Hole" of the Southern Oregon Coast / George B. Wasson 191 --
16. Visible Landscapes/Invisible People: Negotiating the Power of Representation in a Mining Community / Robert McCarl 211 --
Personal Essay 227 --
17. Local Character / Kim Stafford 229.
Responsibility: edited by Polly Stewart [and others].

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