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Appalachian Folkways

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ISBN-10: 0801878799

ISBN-13: 9780801878794

Edition: 2004

Authors: John B. Rehder

List price: $44.00
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Appalachia may be the most mythologized and misunderstood place in America, its way of life and inhabitants both caricatured and celebrated in the mainstream media. Over generations, though, the families living in the mountainous region stretching from West Virginia to northeastern Alabama have forged one of the country's richest and most distinctive cultures, encompassing music, food, architecture, customs, and language. In Appalachian Folkways, geographer John Rehder offers an engaging and enlightening account of southern Appalachia and its cultural milieu that is at once sweeping and intimate. From architecture and traditional livelihoods to beliefs and art, Rehder, who has spent thirty…    
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Book details

List price: $44.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 6/7/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 368
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Preface
The Real Appalachia
The Shape of Appalachia
Ethnicity and Settlement
Folk Architecture and the Cultural Landscape
Ways of Making a Living
Foodways
Folk Remedies and Belief Systems
Folk Music, Folk Art, and Folk Festivals
Folk Speech: Terms and Sayings
Epilogue
Notes
Glossary
References
Index