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Selling tradition : Appalachia and the construction of an American folk, 1930-1940

Author: Jane S Becker
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examining "folk revivals" in the early 20th century, this book reveals the cultural politics surrounding the re-emergence of Southern Appalachian handicrafts. The author shows how this revival had  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Becker, Jane S.
Selling tradition.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©1998
(OCoLC)607078295
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jane S Becker
ISBN: 0807824089 9780807824085 0807847151 9780807847152
OCLC Number: 37806106
Description: xv, 331 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. The Domestication of Tradition --
2. Creating an Appalachian America: Enlightening Our "Contemporary Ancestors," 1880-1935 --
3. The Southern Highland Handicraft Guild: Organizing a "Handicraft Culture" --
4. Order Out of Chaos: The Federal Government and the Industrialization of Handicrafts --
5. I Start as Early as I Can and Work as Hard as I Can: Mountain Craft Producers and Their Work --
6. Labor or Leisure?: Industrial Homework and the Redefinition of Craftsmanship --
7. Selling Tradition --
Epilogue: True American History in the Bedroom at a Price.
Responsibility: Jane S. Becker.
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For Becker, the history of handicrafts illuminates the search for American culture as itself a phenomenon worth noticing. "Journal of American History" "For Becker, the history of handicrafts Read more...

 
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