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Ray, R. Celeste

Overview
Works: 46 works in 102 publications in 1 language and 5,187 library holdings
Genres: Encyclopedias  Folklore  History  Case studies 
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 506 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 421 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( Book )

9 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies the regional organization and varied expressions of the Scottish Heritage movement in the Canadian Maritimes, New England, and the American South. It examines how Diaspora themes and Highland imagery repeatedly surface in regional public celebrations and how traditions are reinvented through the accumulation of myths
Signifying serpents and Mardi Gras runners : representing identity in selected Souths( Book )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethnicity( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new encyclopedia of southern culture by R. Celeste Ray( Book )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moving beyond racial designations of "black," "white," and "Indian," this volume of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture complicates and enriches our understanding of "southernness" by demonstrating the extent to which it exists as a fabric of many cultures. This exploration of southern ethnicities examines the ways people "perform" their cultural identities through, among other things, dress, dance, and family tradition. Contributors identify 88 major ethnic groups that have lived in the South from the Mississippian Period (1000-1600 C.E.) to the present
Gender by Charles Reagan Wilson( Book )

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

The volume features 113 articles, 65 of which are entirely new for this edition. Thematic articles address subjects such as sexuality, respectability, and paternalism and investigate the role of gender in broader subjects, including the civil rights movement, country music, and sports. Topical entries highlight individuals such as Oprah Winfrey, the Grimke sisters, and Dale Earnhardt, as well as historical events such as the capture of Jefferson Davis in a woman's dress, the Supreme Court's decision in Loving v. Virginia, and the Memphis sanitation workers' strike, with its slogan, "I AM A MAN." Bringing together scholarship on gender and the body, sexuality, labor, race, and politics, this volume offers new ways to view big questions in southern history and culture
The new encyclopedia of southern culture by James G Thomas( Book )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Potomac to the Gulf, artists were creating in the South even before it was recognized as a region. The South has contributed to America's cultural heritage with works as diverse as Benjamin Henry Latrobe's architectural plans for the nation's Capitol, the wares of the Newcomb Pottery, and Richard Clague's tonalist Louisiana bayou scenes. This comprehensive volume shows how, through the decades and centuries, the art of the South expanded from mimetic portraiture to sophisticated responses to national and international movements. The essays treat historic and current trends in the visu
The new encyclopedia of southern culture by Glenn Hinson( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 14th volume in the New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture moves beyond the traditional view of folklore in historical practice and narrowly defined genres. Entries here demonstrate how folklife remains a vital part of communities' self-definitions. Fifty thematic entries address subjects such as car culture, funerals, hip-hop, and powwows. In 56 topical entries, contributors focus on more specific elements, such as roadside memorials, collegiate stepping, quinceanera celebrations, New Orleans marching bands, and hunting dogs. Together, the entries demonstrate that southern folklife is dynamically alive and everywhere around us, giving meaning to the everyday unfolding of community life
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

This volume examines the economic culture of the South by pairing two categories that account for the ways many southerners have made their living. The agricultural section consists of 25 thematic entries that explore issues such as Native American agricultural practices, plantations, and sustainable agriculture. Thirty-eight shorter pieces cover key crops of the region--from tobacco to Christmas trees--as well as issues of historic and emerging interest--from insects and insecticides to migrant labor. The section on industry and commerce contains 13 thematic entries in which contributors address topics such as the economic impact of military bases, resistance to industrialization, and black business. Thirty-six topical entries explore particular industries, such as textiles, timber, automobiles, and banking, as well as individuals--including Henry W. Grady and Sam M. Walton--whose ideas and enterprises have helped shape the modern South
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 Wanda Rushing( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new encyclopedia of southern culture by Charles Reagan Wilson( 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
Language by University of Mississippi( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture: Volume 5: Language
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

Volume 10 of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture combines two of the sections from the original edition, adding extensive updates and 53 entirely new articles. In the law section of this volume, 16 longer essays address broad concepts ranging from law schools to family law, from labor relations to school prayer. The 43 topical entries focus on specific legal cases and individuals. The politics section includes 34 essays on matters such as Reconstruction, social class and politics, and immigration policy. New essays reflect the changing nature of southern politics, away from the one-party system long known as the "solid South" to the lively two-party politics now in play in the region. Seventy shorter topical entries cover individual politicians, political thinkers, and activists who have made significant contributions to the shaping of southern politics
The new encyclopedia of Southern culture by University of Mississippi( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This 7th volume of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture marks the first encyclopedia on the food cultures of the South. Articles explore not only what southerners eat but also why they eat it. The volume contains 149 articles, almost all of them new to this edition of the Encyclopedia. Longer essays address the historical development of southern cuisine and ethnic contributions to the region's foodways. Topical essays explore iconic southern foods such as MoonPies and fried catfish, prominent restaurants and personalities, and the food cultures of subregions and individual cities
The new encyclopedia of southern culture by University of Mississippi( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the popular Encyclopedia of Southern Culture, this book is the first of the 24-volume edition that focuses on individual topics from the original publication. Articles from the first edition have been revised and updated, and new entries have been added to reflect changes--such as globalization and immigration--that have affected southern culture in the past 20 years. New topics covered in this volume include Asian religions, Latino religion, New Age religion, Islam, Native American religion, and social activism
The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture : Volume 12: Music by Charles Reagan Wilson( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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. The volume includes 30 thematic essays, covering topics such as ragtime, zydeco, folk music festivals, minstrelsy, rockabilly, white and black gospel traditions, and southern rock. And it features 174 topical and biographical entries, focusing on artists and musical outlets
 
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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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English (72)

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