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Jackson, Bruce 1936-

Overview
Works: 163 works in 365 publications in 2 languages and 13,234 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  History  Poetry  Music  Interviews  Fiction  Portraits  Folk poetry  Folklore  Periodicals 
Roles: Author, Photographer, Editor, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Compiler, Interviewee, Other, Producer, Director, Collector, Narrator, Host, Annotator, Performer
Classifications: HV8699.U5, 398
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Most widely held works about Bruce Jackson
 
Most widely held works by Bruce Jackson
The Negro and his folklore in nineteenth-century periodicals by Bruce Jackson( Book )

21 editions published between 1967 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Law and disorder : criminal justice in America by Bruce Jackson( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 854 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Get your ass in the water and swim like me : narrative poetry from Black oral tradition by Bruce Jackson( Book )

16 editions published between 1974 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Originally published in 1974, this work is considered one of the great collections of black literature and folk poetry known as "toasts" - probably the only living form of oral narrative poetry in the U.S. which represent a vital genre of black folklore. Includes an audio CD"--Amazon.com description
In this timeless time : living and dying on death row in America by Bruce Jackson( Book )

7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an examination of life on death row in a Texas prison, covering the brutal everyday experiences of the inmates and discussing the inconsistencies and arbitrariness of the judicial system in condeming prisoners
The story is true : the art and meaning of telling stories by Bruce Jackson( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: Making and experiencing stories, remembering and retelling them is something we all do. We tell stories over meals, at the water cooler, and to both friends and strangers. But how do stories work? What is it about telling and listening to stories that unites us? And, more importantly, how do we change them-and how do they change us? In The Story Is True, author, filmmaker, and photographer Bruce Jackson explores the ways we use the stories that become a central part of our public and private lives. He examines, as no one before has, how stories narrate and bring meaning to our lives, by describing and explaining how stories are made and used. The perspectives shared in this engaging book come from the tellers, writers, filmmakers, listeners, and watchers who create and consume stories. Jackson writes about his family and friends, acquaintances and experiences, focusing on more than a dozen personal stories. From oral histories, such as conversations the author had with poet Steven Spender, to public stories, such as what happened when Bob Dylan "went electric" at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival. Jackson also investigates how "words can kill" showing how diction can be an administrator of death, as in Nazi extermination camps. And finally, he considers the way lies come to resemble truth, showing how the stories we tell, whether true or not, resemble truth to the teller. Ultimately, The Story Is True is about the place of stories-fiction or real-and the impact they have on the lives of each one of us
Wake up dead man; Afro-American worksongs from Texas prisons by Bruce Jackson( )

5 editions published between 1972 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Making it in Hell is the subject of this revealing collection of Afro-American worksongs. The inmates sing about prison--the guards, length of sentence, sickness, death, guns--and about the world outside, to pace their work and to make a miserable life bearable. Jackson has made it possible for many more people to get a glimpse of a magnificent musical tradition. It is good to know that the need for such songs is ending, but it is also good to know that Jackson has documented them so well. The book contains some excellent introductory material, photographs, a bibliography, a glossary, a discography, and an index. It contributes to our knowledge of a little known part of American life, and the reader cannot help but be impressed by the creative and inventive men responsible for these songs. The importance of prison worksongs and their relationship to Blues cannot be understated. Both have their roots in Africa, both flourished in the plantation fields of the South, both are based on the call-and-response closely associated with blues, and both act, or have acted, as a form of release and relief for the singer and singers alike [Publisher description]
Death row by Bruce Jackson( Book )

6 editions published between 1979 and 2008 in English and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fieldwork by Bruce Jackson( Book )

9 editions published in 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Killing time : life in the Arkansas penitentiary by Bruce Jackson( Book )

5 editions published in 1977 in English and Greek, Modern and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Folklore & society; essays in honor of Benj. A. Botkin by Bruce Jackson( Book )

18 editions published between 1966 and 1980 in English and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the life : versions of the criminal experience by Bruce Jackson( Book )

6 editions published between 1972 and 1974 in English and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Doing drugs by Michael Jackson( Book )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A thief's primer by Bruce Jackson( Book )

6 editions published between 1969 and 1972 in English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Your father's not coming home any more" by Michael Jackson( Book )

2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Records interviews with teenagers in which they discuss how they coped with their parents' divorces
The world observed : reflections on the fieldwork process( Book )

8 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The books that give us insight into human motives and experience often are based on fieldwork: people spending time with others where those others live and work. In the World Observed sixteen researchers tell how their fieldwork experiences have been transmuted into understanding. The settings range from a women's prison in Indiana to a village in Egypt, from a streetcorner in Palermo to a gypsy funeral in New York. The authors - anthropologists, folklorists, sociologists, historians - relate their struggles to find meaning in the chaos of data and the ethical problems they had to confront and resolve. Their fascinating stories offer fresh insight into how we know what we know
Outside the law; a thief's primer by Bruce Jackson( Book )

6 editions published between 1972 and 1982 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Disorderly conduct by Bruce Jackson( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The programmer : a novel by Bruce Jackson( Book )

6 editions published between 1979 and 1981 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pictures from a drawer : prison and the art of portraiture by Bruce Jackson( Book )

10 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portraits. Emner: Prisoners -- United States -- Portraits Portrait photography -- United States -- History -- 20th century
The centennial index : one hundred years of the Journal of American folklore by Bruce Jackson( Book )

9 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Law and disorder : criminal justice in America
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Bruce Jackson Amerikaans fotograaf

Bruce Jackson fotógrafo estadounidense

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Get your ass in the water and swim like me : narrative poetry from Black oral traditionThe story is true : the art and meaning of telling storiesWake up dead man; Afro-American worksongs from Texas prisonsDeath rowFieldworkThe world observed : reflections on the fieldwork processDisorderly conductPictures from a drawer : prison and the art of portraiture