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Making our future : visionary folklore and everyday culture in Appalachia / Emily Hilliard.

Author/creator Hilliard, Emily author.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2022]
Descriptionxv, 277 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 25 cm
Contents We all own it: the interracial, intergenerational community counternarrative of the Scotts Run Museum -- So I may write of all these things: the individual and the collective in the songwriting of Shirley Campbell, Ella Hanshaw, Cora Hairston, and Elaine Purkey -- Up here you use what you've got: foodways and the elasticity of tradition in the Swiss community of Helvetia, West Virginia -- Something deeply rooted: the invisible landscape of Breece D'J Pancake's Milton, West Virginia -- The daughters of Mother Jones: lessons of care work and labor struggle in the expressive culture of the West Virginia Teachers' Strike -- Friends of coleslaw: on the West Virginia hot dog -- Will the squared circle be unbroken? Independent pro wrestling as a West Virginia tradition -- Wild, wonderful, wasteland West Virginia: speculative futures, vernacular culture, and the embodied tourism of "Fallout 76" -- We're fighting for our future: toward a visionary folklore.
Abstract "In this book, Emily Hilliard draws from her work as state folklorist to explore contemporary folklife in West Virginia. In doing so, she challenges the common perception of both folklore and Appalachian culture as static, antiquated forms, offering instead the concept of 'visionary folklore' as a future-focused, materialist, and collaborative approach to cultural work"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
Issued in other formebook version : 9781469671642
LCCN 2022017163
ISBN9781469671611 hardcover
ISBN1469671611 hardcover
ISBN9781469671628 paperback
ISBN146967162X paperback
ISBNelectronic book
ISBNelectronic book

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