Foxfire 2

Ghost Stories, Spring Wild Plant Foods, Spinning and Weaving, Midwifing, Burial Customs, Corn Shuckin's, Wagon Making and More Affairs of Plain Living

Author: Eliot Wigginton

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0385022670

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 410

View: 7923

Interviews and essays describe the way of life and crafts of pioneer America still surviving in the Appalachian region.

Appalachian Home Cooking

History, Culture, and Recipes

Author: Mark F. Sohn

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 081313756X

Category: Cooking

Page: 384

View: 6688

Mark F. Sohn's classic book, Mountain Country Cooking, was a James Beard Award nominee in 1997. In Appalachian Home Cooking, Sohn expands and improves upon his earlier work by using his extensive knowledge of cooking to uncover the romantic secrets of Appalachian food, both within and beyond the kitchen. Shedding new light on Appalachia's food, history, and culture, Sohn offers over eighty classic recipes, as well as photographs, poetry, mail-order sources, information on Appalachian food festivals, a glossary of Appalachian and cooking terms, menus for holidays and seasons, and lists of the top Appalachian foods. Appalachian Home Cooking celebrates mountain food at its best.

Appalachian Children’s Literature

An Annotated Bibliography

Author: N.A

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786460199

Category: Social Science

Page: 355

View: 2742

This comprehensive bibliography includes books written about or set in Appalachia from the 18th century to the present. Titles represent the entire region as defined by the Appalachian Regional Commission, including portions of 13 states stretching from southern New York to northern Mississippi. The bibliography is arranged in alphabetical order by author, and each title is accompanied by an annotation, most of which include composite reviews and critical analyses of the work. All classic genres of children’s literature are represented.

Folklore, Culture, and Aging

A Research Guide

Author: David Philip Shuldiner

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313298974

Category: Social Science

Page: 283

View: 2434

This work is a guide to the study of cultural traditions by and about elders and aging, featuring an annotated list of over 1,500 references covering a broad range of subjects.

The Foxfire Book

Hog Dressing; Log Cabin Building; Mountain Crafts and Foods; Planting by the Signs; Snake Lore, Hunting Tales, Faith Healing; Moonshining; and Other Affairs of Plain Living

Author: Eliot Wigginton

Publisher: Anchor Books

ISBN: 0385073534

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 384

View: 4191

Interviews and essays describe the way of life and crafts of pioneer America still surviving in the Appalachian region.

Western Folklore

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Folklore

Page: N.A

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National Union Catalog

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Catalogs, Union

Page: N.A

View: 1079

Includes entries for maps and atlases.

Subject Catalog

Author: Library of Congress

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

View: 2889

The Foxfire Approach

Inspiration for Classrooms and Beyond

Author: Hilton Smith,J. Cynthia McDermott

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9463005641

Category: Education

Page: 162

View: 6651

"This collection of essays by Foxfire practitioners represents the wide range of adaptations by educators of the pedagogical orientation of the Foxfire Magazine and Foxfire Programs for Teachers. Former students in the magazine class at Rabun County High School share the continuing impact of that experience on their lives, including a former student who is pioneering the magazine project with her sixth grade class. An early childhood teacher make a passionate, articulate case for instruction guided by the Foxfire Core Practices. And a former school administrator shares his experiences as guidance to current school administrators in enabling then supporting teachers to implement instruction guided by Foxfire’s Core Practices. Participants in Foxfire’s Program for Teachers, from early childhood teachers to college professors, describe their adaptations of the Foxfire Approach for instruction at all grade levels, all subjects and all demographics – including how they coped with the challenges they faced. One practitioner describes how she used the Core Practices to design instruction in rural China. We have an engaging essay focused on our summer courses for teachers, based on extensive observations and interview of participants attending those courses. Several essays explore the pedagogical roots of the Foxfire Approach, as well as its value in providing instruction today which engages the students in the content and results in durable learning. Readers can read straight through the book, beginning with a short historical introductory essay, or skip around to topics of interest to assemble an informed assessment of the potential of the Foxfire Approach."

Great Epochs in American History

Described by Famous Writers from Columbus to Roosevelt

Author: Francis Whiting Halsey

Publisher: N.A


Category: United States

Page: N.A

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Aunt Arie

A Foxfire Portrait

Author: Linda Garland Page,Eliot Wigginton

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 0807866563

Category: History

Page: 230

View: 5872

Of all the people documented by the Foxfire students since 1966, none has been more appealing to readers than Arie Carpenter. For all those who have read and cherished the Foxfire books, here is a loving portrait of a fondly remembered friend. This book is not just about Aunt Arie; it is Aunt Arie. In her own words, she discusses everything from planting, harvesting, and cooking to her thoughts about religion and her feelings about living alone. Also included are testimonials from many who knew her and a wealth of photographs.

Foxfire 12

Author: Foxfire Fund, Inc.

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0307485064

Category: Social Science

Page: 576

View: 1034

For more than thirty years, Foxfire books have brought the philosophy of simple living to hundreds of thousands of readers, teaching creative-self-sufficiency, the art of natural remedies, home crafts, and preserving the stories and customs of Appalachia. Inspiring and practical, this classic series has become an American institution. In this twelfth volume of the series, you'll find reminiscences about learning to square dance and tales about traditional craftsmen who created useful items in the old-time ways that have since disappeared in most of the country. Here are lessons on how to make rose beads and wooden coffins, and on how to find turtles in your local pond. We hear the voices of descendants of the Cherokees who lived in the region, and we learn about what summer camp was like for generations of youngsters. We meet a rich assortment of Appalachian characters and listen to veterans recount their war experiences. Illustrated with photographs and drawings, Foxfire 12 is a rich trove of information and stories from a fascinating American culture.

A Queer Romance

Lesbians, Gay Men and Popular Culture

Author: Paul Burston,Paul Burston Nfa,Colin Richardson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134864817

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

View: 4847

It's here and it's queer - popular culture inhabits all our lives, whether it comes in the form of movies or magazines, TV or shopping. A Queer Romance brings together critics, writers and artists to debate the possibilites of popular culture for lesbians and gay men. In a collection that is in-yer-face but never out-to-lunch, the contributors variously revisit debates about the gaze to provide a new theory of Queer viewing; discuss texts coded as queer - from lesbian vampires to Hollywood's use of gay codes in mainstream films such as Top Gun and Black Widow; consider the sexual and cultural narratives at play in the world of home shopping catalogues; explore the pleasures and perils of gay cultural production, from the radically queer film-making of Monika Treut to the wild world of homocore fanzines, and address the possibilities of texts claiming to be for the gay spectator - from pornography `by women, for women and about women' to `Out' TV. The contributors to A Queer Romance don't all agree but, taken together, the collection argues strongly that everyone can have their queer moments.

The Seduction of the Mediterranean

Writing, Art and Homosexual Fantasy

Author: Robert Aldrich

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134871392

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 4419

Through an explanation of forty figures in European culture, ^The Seduction of the Mediterranean argues that the Mediterranean, classical and contemporary, was the central theme in homoerotic writing and art from the 1750s to the 1950s. Episodes of exile, murder, drug-taking, wild homosexual orgies and court cases are woven into an original study of a significant theme in European culture. The myth of a homoerotic Mediterranean made a major contribution to general attitudes towards Antiquity, the Renaissance and modern Italy and Greece.

Hook Moon Night

Spooky Tales from the Georgia Mountains

Author: Faye Gibbons

Publisher: William Morrow & Company

ISBN: 9780688145040

Category: Children's stories, American.

Page: 112

View: 7290

A collection of eight hair-raising yarns told by mountain people in Georgia while sitting on their front porch many miles from the nearest electric lights and indoor plumbing.

Foxfire 9

Author: Eliot Wigginton,Margie Bennett

Publisher: Anchor Books

ISBN: 0385177445

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 493

View: 6647

On t.p.: general stores, the Jud Nelson wagon, a praying rock, a Catawba Indian potter--and haint tales, quilting, home cures, (etc.).

Haunted Asheville

Author: Joshua P. Warren

Publisher: The Overmountain Press

ISBN: 9781570723100

Category: Ghosts

Page: 132

View: 1544

"A beautiful young woman dies from a fall in Asheville's greatest hotel . . . and the Pink Lady is said to still wander the massive halls of the Grove Park Inn. A building is constructed on the grounds of a miserable, ancient cemetery . . . now they say you can still hear strange noises at night in the halls of Clyde A. Erwin High School. In 1908, a group of prisoners finally comes to Christ . . . after being terrorized at night by a spook in the Buncombe County Jail. A distraught mother hangs herself from the rafters of a looming Beaucatcher Mountain bridge . . . and the legend of Helen is born. These stories and more can be found within the pages of this remarkable book. A surreal mixture of history and myth, it searches for the fading morsels of truth while examining the feasts of folklore. These are the tales that linger in the minds of Asheville, as old and flavored as the mountains themselves. From secret chambers in aged castles to cryptic etchings on forgotten tombstones, this mountain town is filled with the lore and intrigue of the mysterious side of life."--From publisher description.

We Make the Road by Walking

Conversations on Education and Social Change

Author: Myles Horton,Paulo Freire,Brenda Bell,John Gaventa

Publisher: Temple University Press

ISBN: 9780877227755

Category: Education

Page: 256

View: 3295

This dialogue between two of the most prominent thinkers on social change in the twentieth century was certainly a meeting of giants. Throughout their highly personal conversations recorded here, Horton and Freire discuss the nature of social change and empowerment and their individual literacy campaigns.