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Translating Tradition (04 Edition)by Karen Beardslee
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Heirlooms and Legacies.
Cathy Song, The Grammar of Silk.
Linda Hogan, Heritage.
bell hooks, Inspired Eccentricity.
Alfred Kazin, The Kitchen.
Bette Bao Lord, Walking in Lucky Shoes.
Sample Student Essay: My Great-grandfather's Shaving Brush, Howard Bennett.
3. Narration: Stories and Storytellers.
Judith Ortiz Cofer, A Partial Remembrance of a Puerto Rican Childhood.
John Edgar Wideman's Father Stories.
Excerpt from N. Scott Momaday's The Way to Rainy Mountain.
Pat Mora, Remembering Lobo.
Alix Strauss, Joy of Funerals.
Sample Student Essay: My Special Place, Kristen Jacomino.
4. Exemplification: Folklore and the Search for Self.
Joe Vergara, Excerpt from Love and Pasta.
Octavio Paz, Fiesta.
Tepilit Ole Saitoti, Excerpt from The Initiation of a Maasai Warrior.
Andrew Rein, Taxidermist's Funeral.
Nicole Brodeur, The Meaning of the Hunt.
Sample Student Essay: My Family Traditions, Lisa Desjardins.
5. Process Analysis: Traditional Processes.
Patricia Hampl, Grandmother's Sunday Dinner.
Linda Hogan, Waking Up the Rake.
Camara Laye, The Mysteries of My Father's Workshop.
Harryette Mullen, Saturday Afternoon, When Chores Are Done.
Excerpt from Zitkala-Sa's American Indian Stories.
Sample Student Essay: My Family Tradition, Melissa Craner.
6. Comparison and Contrast: Traditions, A Changing Same.
Michael S. Glaser, Preparations for Seder.
Nikki Giovanni, On Holidays and How to Make Them Work.
Luci Tapahonso, All I Want.
Bernice Reagon, Black Music in Our Hands.
Jehan Sadat, from Growing Up in Cairo.
Sample Student Essay: The Essence of Traditions, Angelique Wurpel.
7. Controversy/Argument: Millennium Folklore.
Richard Kurin, excerpt from Folklife in Comtemporary Multicultural Society.
E.B. White, Once More to the Lake.
Ethridge Knight, The Idea of Ancestry.
Nikki Giovanni, Legacies.
Gerald Celente, Welcome to the Millenium.
Sample Student essay: Family Folklore: Has it Really Died Out? Laurie Songhurst
Part of the Longman Topics reader series, Translating Tradition examines how we engage in traditions as family and community members to connect with past, negotiate the present, and envision the future.
This brief collection of readings focuses on the value of folklore's role in shaping our lives. Thought-provoking selections ask students to think about important issues: family heirlooms and family legacies; preserving family and community history through story; cross cultural traditions. Divided into seven chapters, each features six essays of varying lengths. 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. Beardslee Translating_Tradition SMP Page 1 of 1
Table of Contents
Preface for Instructors and Students.
1. Recognizing Folklore.
What Our Readers Are Saying