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Ray, R. Celeste

Overview
Works: 31 works in 65 publications in 1 language and 4,071 library holdings
Genres: Encyclopedias  History  Folklore  Case studies  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: F209, 975.003
Publication Timeline
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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 )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 509 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( Book )

8 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 411 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 )

7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 297 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 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethnicity( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Music( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 13 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 new encyclopedia of Southern culture by University of Mississippi( Book )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new encyclopedia of Southern culture( Book )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volume 4: Myth, manners, and memory. This volume 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
The new encyclopedia of southern culture( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Demonstrates how folklife remains a vital part of communities' self definitions. 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( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture: Volume 11: Agriculture and Industry
Gender( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 9 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 University of Mississippi( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture: Volume 9: Literature
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

AIDS : stories of living longer( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new encyclopedia of southern culture( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture: Volume 8: Environment
The new encyclopedia of southern culture( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture: Volume 4: Myth, Manners, and Memory
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 Volume 6: Ethnicity by R. Celeste Ray( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture: Volume 6: Ethnicity
 
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Alternative Names
Ray, Celeste

Ray, Celeste 1967-

Ray, R. Celeste

Ray, R. Celeste 1967-

Ray, Rebecca Celeste

Ray, Rebecca Celeste 1967-

Languages
English (55)

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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 SouthsEthnicityMusicThe new encyclopedia of Southern cultureThe new encyclopedia of Southern cultureThe new encyclopedia of southern culture