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Ray, R. Celeste

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Works: 17 works in 43 publications in 1 language and 3,351 library holdings
Genres: History  Encyclopedias  Folklore  Case studies 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: F216.2, 305.89163073
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Most widely held works by R. Celeste Ray
Southern heritage on display public ritual and ethnic diversity within southern regionalism ( )
7 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,298 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
Transatlantic Scots by R. Celeste Ray ( )
8 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines the impact of the Scottish legacy on North American cultures and heritage. During the past four decades, growing interest in North Americans' cultural and ancestral ties to Scotland has produced hundreds of new Scottish clan and heritage societies. Well over 300 Scottish Highland games and gatherings annually take place across the U.S. and Canada. Transatlantic Scots is a multidisciplinary collection that studies the regional organization and varied expressions of the Scottish Heritage movement in the Canadian Maritimes, the Great Lakes, New England, and the American South. From divers
Highland heritage : Scottish Americans in the American South by R. Celeste Ray ( Book )
5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 508 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
Signifying serpents and Mardi Gras runners : representing identity in selected Souths ( Book )
3 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ethnicity ( Book )
5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Scottish-American heritage : community and celebration in North Carolina by R. Celeste Ray ( Book )
3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Four leaf clover by Four Celtic Voices (Musical group) ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The new encyclopedia of Southern culture by University of Mississippi ( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The new encyclopedia of Southern culture by Carol Crown ( Book )
in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Volume 1: Religion. In this volume of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture, contributors have revised entries from the original Encyclopedia on topics ranging from religious broadcasting to snake handling and added new entries on such topics as Asian religions, Latino religion, New Age religion, Islam, Native American religion, and social activism. With the contributions of more than 60 authorities in the field--including Paul Harvey, Loyal Jones, Wayne Flynt, and Samuel F. Weber--this volume is an accessibly written, up-to-date reference to religious culture in the American South
The sacred and the body politic at Ireland's holy wells by R. Celeste Ray ( )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Holy wells are spring or other water sources that are foci for spiritual devotion, and as the archaeological record indicates, have remained such for millennia though the religious beliefs celebrated wellside have come and gone. The Irish economic boom of the 1990s and agricultural reforms have resulted in the destruction of many wells. Others remain sites of daily Catholic devotions and of annual "patterns", or Patron days, honouring locally -or regionally- venerated saints and affirming community identities..."--Editor
The new encyclopedia of Southern culture ( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
3 Celtic women sampler by R. Celeste Ray ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
"Thigibh!" means "y'all come!" : renegotiating regional memories through Scottish heritage celebration by R. Celeste Ray ( )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Highland heritage Scottish Americans in the American South by R. Celeste Ray ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library 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 bag piping, while others join clan societies in celebration of a Scottish heritage. As [the author] 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, [she] 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, [she] 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, [she] 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, [the author] offers an original and insightful examination of what it means to be Scottish in America.-Back cover
The new encyclopedia of Southern cultures by R. Celeste Ray ( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Southern heritage on display public ritual and ethnic diversity within southern regionalism ( )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Ray, Celeste
Ray, Celeste, 1967-
Ray, Rebecca Celeste
Ray, Rebecca Celeste, 1967-
Languages
English (43)
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