Translating Tradition

ISBN-10: 032110577X

ISBN-13: 9780321105776

Edition: 2004

Authors: Karen E. Beardslee, Karen E. Beardslee

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Part of the Longman Topics reader series, Translating Tradition examines how we engage in traditions as family and community members to connect with the past, negotiate the present, and envision the future. This brief collection of readings focuses on the value of tradition's role in shaping our lives. Thought-provoking selections ask students to think about relevant themes: handing down family heirlooms and family legacies; preserving family and community history through story; and exploring cross cultural traditions. Featuring a dual organization, readings in each chapter model a particular rhetorical mode as well as explore a specific theme. Brief apparatus helps students write more thoughtfully in response to the selections and think more critically about the role of tradition in society. Longman Topics are brief, attractive readers on a single complex, but compelling, topic. Featuring about 30 full-length selections, these volumes are generally half the size and half the cost of standard composition readers.
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List price: $34.40
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Publication date: 9/16/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.396
Language: English

Preface for Instructors and Students
Recognizing Folklore
Description: Heirlooms and Legacies
The Readings
The Grammar of Silk
Inspired Eccentricity
The Kitchen
Walking in Lucky Shoes
Sample Student Essay:My Great-grandfather's Shaving Brush
Narration: Stories and Storytellers
The Readings
A Partial Remembrance of a Puerto Rican Childhood
Wideman's Father Stories
Excerpt from N. Scott Momaday's The Way to Rainy Mountain
Remembering Lobo
Joy of Funerals
Sample Student Essay: My Special Place, Kristen Jacomino
Exemplification: Folklore and the Search for Self
The Readings
Excerpt from Love and Pasta
Excerpt from The Initiation of a Maasai Warrior
Taxidermist's Funeral
The Meaning of the Hunt
Sample Student Essay: My Family Traditions
Process Analysis: Traditional Processes
The Readings
Grandmother's Sunday Dinner
Waking Up the Rake
The Mysteries of My Father's Workshop
Saturday Afternoon, When Chores Are Done
Excerpt from Zitkala-Sa's American Indian Stories
Sample Student Essay: My Family Tradition
Comparison and Contrast: Traditions, A Changing Same
The Readings
Preparations for Seder
On Holidays and How to Make Them Work
All I Want
Black Music in Our Hands
From Growing Up in Cairo
Sample Student Essay: The Essence of Traditions
Controversy/Argument: Millennium Folklore
The Readings
Excerpt from Folklife in Comtemporary Multicultural Society
Once More to the Lake
The Idea of Ancestry
Welcome to the Millenium
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