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Ray, R. Celeste

Overview
Works: 49 works in 109 publications in 1 language and 5,458 library holdings
Genres: Encyclopedias  Folklore  History  Case studies  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor
Classifications: F216.2, 305.89163073
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Most widely held works about R. Celeste Ray
 
Most widely held works by R. Celeste Ray
Highland heritage : Scottish Americans in the American South by R. Celeste Ray( Book )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in English and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Each year, tens of thousands of people flock to Grandfather Mountain, North Carolina, and to more than two hundred other locations across the country to attend Scottish Highland Games and Gatherings. There, kilt-wearing participants compete in athletics, Highland dancing, and bagpiping, while others join clan societies in celebration of a Scottish heritage. As Celeste Ray notes, however, the Scottish affiliation that Americans claim today is a Highland Gaelic identity that did not come to characterize that nation until long after the ancestors of many Scottish Americans had left Scotland." "Through ethnographic and ethnohistoric research, Ray explores how Highland Scottish themes and lore merge with southern regional myths and identities to produce a unique style of commemoration and a complex sense of identity for Scottish Americans in the South. In the process, she challenges those who argue that ethnicity is tethered to race and that celebrations of ethnicity by European Americans are celebrations of "whiteness." More than a contemporary response to multiculturalism, Ray argues, these affirmations of Scottish-American heritage draw on centuries-old traditions and transnational links with the Scottish "homeland."" "Blending the objectivity of the anthropologist with respect for the people she studies, Ray asks how and why we use memories of our ancestral pasts to provide a sense of identity and community in the present. In so doing, she offers an original and insightful examination of what it means to be Scottish in America."--Jacket
Southern heritage on display : public ritual and ethnic diversity within southern regionalism by R. Celeste Ray( Book )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This provocative collection draws on extensive ethnographic fieldwork to shed light on the role that public ceremonies play in affirming or debunking cultural identities associated with the South. W.J. Cash's 1941 observation that "there are many Souths and many cultural traditions among them" is certainly validated by this book. Although the Civil War and its "lost cause" tradition continues to serve as a cultural root paradigm in celebrations, both uniting and dividing loyalties, southerners also embrace a panoply of public ritualsâ??parades, cook-offs, kinship homecom-i
Signifying serpents and Mardi Gras runners : representing identity in selected Souths( Book )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethnicity( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The origins of Ireland's holy wells by R. Celeste Ray( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work re-assesses archaeological research into holy well sites in Ireland and the evidence for votive deposition at watery sites throughout northwest European prehistory. Ray examines a much-ignored and diminishing archaeological resource; moving beyond debates about the possible Celticity of these sites in order to gain a deeper understanding of patterns among sacred watery sites. The text considers how and why sacred springs are archaeologically-resistant sites and what has actually been found at the few excavated in Ireland
The new encyclopedia of southern culture by University of Mississippi( Book )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture: Volume 6: Ethnicity
The new encyclopedia of southern culture by Wanda Rushing( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Music by Charles Reagan Wilson( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Southern music has flourished as a meeting ground for the traditions of West African and European peoples, leading to the evolution of various traditional folk genres, bluegrass, country, jazz, gospel, rock, blues, and southern hip-hop. This much-anticipated volume in The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture celebrates an essential element of southern life and makes available for the first time a stand-alone reference to the music and music makers of the American South"--Back cover
The selected writings of Andrew Lang by Andrew Lang( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A novelist, poet, literary critic and anthropologist, Andrew Lang is best known for his publications on folklore, mythology and religion; many have grown up with the 'colour' Fairy Books which he compiled between 1889 and 1910. This three volume set presents a selection of his work in these areas. The first volume covers the general and theoretical aspects of Lang's work on folklore, mythology and anthropology along with the tools and concepts which he used in his often combative contributions to these inter-related disciplines. As a companion to the first volume, the second is comprised of various case studies made by Lang, ranging from 'The Aryan Races of Peru' to 'Irish Fairies'. The third volume arranges his literary criticism, first by geo-cultural context and then chronologically. It begins with Lang's views on the nature and purpose of fiction, then presents samples of his work on some of the most important authors in the respective canons of French, American, Scottish and English literature including Victor Hugo, Edgar Allan Poe, Robert Burns and Charles Dickens among many others, mainly of the nineteenth century. Collectively, the General Introduction to the set and the Introductions to the individual volumes offer a thorough overview of Lang's work in an astonishing variety of fields, including his translation work on Homer and his contributions to historiography (particularly Scottish). The Introduction to Volume III sets Lang within the context of the literature of his times, comparing and contrasting him with significant contemporaries. Headnotes to the individual items are of varying length and provide more detail on specific topics, and explanatory notes supply unique intellectual comment rather than merely factual information"--
Gender by Charles Reagan Wilson( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture reflects the dramatic increase in research on the topic of gender over the past thirty years, revealing that even the most familiar subjects take on new significance when viewed through the lens of gender. The wide range of entries explores how people have experienced, understood, and used concepts of womanhood and manhood in all sorts of obvious and subtle ways
The new encyclopedia of southern culture( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new encyclopedia of southern culture by University of Mississippi( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offering a comprehensive view of the South's literary landscape, past and present, this volume celebrates the region's ever-flourishing literary culture and recognizes the ongoing evolution of the southern literary canon. Greatly expanding the content of the literature section in the original Encyclopedia, this volume includes 31 thematic essays addressing major genres of literature; theoretical categories, such as regionalism, the southern gothic, and agrarianism; and themes in southern writing, such as food, religion, and sexuality. Most striking is the fivefold increase in the number of biographical entries, which introduce southern novelists, playwrights, poets, and critics. Special attention is given to contemporary writers and other individuals who have not been widely covered in previous scholarship
The new encyclopedia of southern culture by University of Mississippi( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From semitropical coastal areas to high mountain terrain, from swampy lowlands to modern cities, the environment holds a fundamental importance in shaping the character of the American South. This volume of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture surveys the dynamic environmental forces that have shaped human culture in the region--and the ways humans have shaped their environment. Articles examine how the South's ecology, physiography, and climate have influenced southerners--not only as a daily fact of life but also as a metaphor for understanding culture and identity
The new encyclopedia of southern culture by Melissa Walker( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture: Volume 11: Agriculture and Industry
The new encyclopedia of southern culture by University of Mississippi( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture addresses the cultural, social, and intellectual terrain of myth, manners, and historical memory in the American South. Evaluating how a distinct southern identity has been created, recreated, and performed through memories that blur the line between fact and fiction, this volume paints a broad, multihued picture of the region seen through the lenses of belief and cultural practice
Scottish-American heritage : community and celebration in North Carolina by R. Celeste Ray( )

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

The new encyclopedia of Southern culture by James W Ely( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

VotingWomen in Southern Politics; Ames, Jessie Daniel; Baker, Ella Jo; Baker, Howard, Jr.; Barnett, Ross; Bilbo, Theodore; Boggs, Lindy; Bush, George W.; Byrd Machine; Calhoun, John C.; Carter, Jimmy; Carter, Lillian; Clinton, Bill; Crump, E. H.; Davis, Jefferson; Durr, Virginia; Edelman, Marian Wright; Faubus, Orval; Felton, Rebecca; Folsom, James; Fulbright, J. William; Gingrich, Newt; Gore, Al, Jr.; Hamer, Fannie Lou; Hampton, Wade, III; Hays, Brooks; Helms, Jesse; Hobby, Oveta Culp; Hull, Cordell; Jackson, Andrew; Jackson, Jesse; Jefferson, Thomas; Johnson, Andrew; Johnson, Lady Bird
The selected writings of Andrew Lang by Andrew Lang( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A novelist, poet, literary critic and anthropologist, Andrew Lang is best known for his publications on folklore, mythology and religion; many have grown up with the 'colour' Fairy Books which he compiled between 1889 and 1910. This three volume set presents a selection of his work in these areas. The first volume covers the general and theoretical aspects of Lang's work on folklore, mythology and anthropology along with the tools and concepts which he used in his often combative contributions to these inter-related disciplines. As a companion to the first volume, the second is comprised of various case studies made by Lang, ranging from 'The Aryan Races of Peru' to 'Irish Fairies'. The third volume arranges his literary criticism, first by geo-cultural context and then chronologically. It begins with Lang's views on the nature and purpose of fiction, then presents samples of his work on some of the most important authors in the respective canons of French, American, Scottish and English literature including Victor Hugo, Edgar Allan Poe, Robert Burns and Charles Dickens among many others, mainly of the nineteenth century. Collectively, the General Introduction to the set and the Introductions to the individual volumes offer a thorough overview of Lang's work in an astonishing variety of fields, including his translation work on Homer and his contributions to historiography (particularly Scottish). The Introduction to Volume III sets Lang within the context of the literature of his times, comparing and contrasting him with significant contemporaries. Headnotes to the individual items are of varying length and provide more detail on specific topics, and explanatory notes supply unique intellectual comment rather than merely factual information" --
The selected writings of Andrew Lang by Andrew Lang( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A novelist, poet, literary critic and anthropologist, Andrew Lang is best known for his publications on folklore, mythology and religion; many have grown up with the 'colour' Fairy Books which he compiled between 1889 and 1910. This three volume set presents a selection of his work in these areas. The first volume covers the general and theoretical aspects of Lang's work on folklore, mythology and anthropology along with the tools and concepts which he used in his often combative contributions to these inter-related disciplines. As a companion to the first volume, the second is comprised of various case studies made by Lang, ranging from 'The Aryan Races of Peru' to 'Irish Fairies'. The third volume arranges his literary criticism, first by geo-cultural context and then chronologically. It begins with Lang's views on the nature and purpose of fiction, then presents samples of his work on some of the most important authors in the respective canons of French, American, Scottish and English literature including Victor Hugo, Edgar Allan Poe, Robert Burns and Charles Dickens among many others, mainly of the nineteenth century. Collectively, the General Introduction to the set and the Introductions to the individual volumes offer a thorough overview of Lang's work in an astonishing variety of fields, including his translation work on Homer and his contributions to historiography (particularly Scottish). The Introduction to Volume III sets Lang within the context of the literature of his times, comparing and contrasting him with significant contemporaries. Headnotes to the individual items are of varying length and provide more detail on specific topics, and explanatory notes supply unique intellectual comment rather than merely factual information" --
 
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Highland heritage : Scottish Americans in the American South
Alternative Names
Ray, Celeste

Ray, Celeste 1967-

Ray, R. Celeste

Ray, R. Celeste 1967-

Ray, Rebecca Celeste

Ray, Rebecca Celeste 1967-

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Southern heritage on display : public ritual and ethnic diversity within southern regionalismSignifying serpents and Mardi Gras runners : representing identity in selected SouthsEthnicityThe new encyclopedia of southern cultureThe new encyclopedia of southern cultureMusicGenderThe new encyclopedia of southern culture