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Cracker Culture

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ISBN : 0817304584
Pages : 336 pages
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Download Cracker Culture in PDF by Grady McWhiney Full Book and published by University of Alabama Press. This book was released on 1989-05-30 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Cracker Culture is a provocative study of social life in the Old South that probes the origin of cultural differences between the South and the North throughout American history. Among Scotch-Irish settlers the term “Cracker” initially designated a person who boasted, but in American usage the word has come to designate poor whites. McWhiney uses the term to define culture rather than to signify an economic condition. Although all poor whites were Crackers, not all Crackers were poor whites; both, however, were Southerners. The author insists that Southerners and Northerners were never alike. American colonists who settled south and west of Pennsylvania during the 17th and 18th centuries were mainly from the “Celtic fringe” of the British Isles. The culture that these people retained in the New World accounts in considerable measure for the difference between them and the Yankees of New England, most of whom originated in the lowlands of the southeastern half of the island of Britain. From their solid base in the southern backcountry, Celts and their “Cracker” descendants swept westward throughout the antebellum period until they had established themselves and their practices across the Old South. Basic among those practices that determined their traditional folkways, values, norms, and attitudes was the herding of livestock on the open range, in contrast to the mixed agriculture that was the norm both in southeastern Britain and in New England. The Celts brought to the Old South leisurely ways that fostered idleness and gaiety. Like their Celtic ancestors, Southerners were characteristically violent; they scorned pacifism; they considered fights and duels honorable and consistently ignored laws designed to control their actions. In addition, family and kinship were much more important in Celtic Britain and the antebellum South than in England and the Northern United States. Fundamental differences between Southerners and Northerners shaped the course of antebellum American history; their conflict in the 1860s was not so much brother against brother as culture against culture.


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Coalcracker Culture

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Publisher : Susquehanna University Press
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ISBN : 9781575910642
Pages : 158 pages
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Download Coalcracker Culture in PDF by Harold W. Aurand Full Book and published by Susquehanna University Press. This book was released on 2003 with total page 158 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The knowledge that they traded their lives for a job generated an overarching fear of losing their income."--BOOK JACKET.


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Color, Culture, Civilization

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Publisher : University of Illinois Press
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ISBN : 9780252064753
Pages : 398 pages
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Download Color, Culture, Civilization in PDF by Stanford M. Lyman Full Book and published by University of Illinois Press. This book was released on 1995 with total page 398 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: For nearly a century, the discourse on ethnoracial minorities in the United States has been framed by debates over assimilation versus pluralism. In this challenging look at race, culture, and the nature of integration, Stanford Lyman explores that discourse, from its philosophical origins in intellectual responses to the "Jewish Question" to its contemporary formulations. Lyman's subjects range from Robert E. Park's shifting views on the relation between assimilation and civilizational advance through the imagery of ethnic groups found in novels, slave narratives, and film; the challenge to ethnohistorical views represented by the Chinese diaspora; and the "badge of slavery" that Asian, Hispanic, and Native American groups have been forced to wear. Finally, Lyman reflects on the innovative ways of speaking, writing, and acting forged by the revival of race consciousness and offers a perspective on how to understand more constructively the major African-American literary and social critics.


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The Florida Cracker Cookbook

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Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
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ISBN : 1439668426
Pages : 172 pages
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Download The Florida Cracker Cookbook in PDF by Joy Sheffield Harris Full Book and published by Arcadia Publishing. This book was released on 2019-10-28 with total page 172 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This Florida Book Awards Gold Medal-winner in the Cooking category celebrates the Sunshine State’s culinary heritage—from turtle soup to boiled peanuts. Though starting in one-story shacks in the piney woods of the Panhandle, Cracker cooking in Florida has evolved with our tastes and times and is now just as home in high-rise apartments along the glistening waterways. When supplies were limited and the workday arduous, black coffee with leftover cornbread might serve as breakfast. Today’s bounty and life’s relative ease bring mornings with lattes and biscotti, biscuits and sausage gravy. What’s on the plate has changed, but our heritage infuses who we are. As we follow the path laid out by gastronomic pioneers, this culinary quest, guided by sixth-generation Cracker Joy Sheffield Harris, will whet your appetite with recipes and sumptuous reflections. Pull up a chair and dig in.


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The Cracker Kitchen

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Publisher : Simon and Schuster
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ISBN : 143910056X
Pages : 304 pages
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Download The Cracker Kitchen in PDF by Janis Owens Full Book and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2009-02-10 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Though our roots are in the Colonial South, we Crackers are essentially just another American fusion culture, and our table and our stories are constantly expanding -- nearly as fast as our waistlines. We aren't ashamed of either, and we're always delighted with the prospect of company: someone to feed and make laugh, to listen to our hundred thousand stories of food and family and our long American past. Crackers, rednecks, hillbillies, and country boys have long been the brunt of many jokes, yet this old Southern culture is a rich and vibrant part of Amer-ican history. In The Cracker Kitchen, Janis Owens traces the root of the word Cracker back to its origins in Shakespeare's Elizabethan England -- when it meant braggart or big shot -- through its proliferation in America, where it became a derogatory term to describe poor and working-class Southerners. This compelling anthropological exploration peels back the historic misconceptions connected with the word to reveal a breed of proud, fiercely independent Americans with a deep love of their families, their country, their stories, and, most important, their food. With 150 recipes from over twenty different seasonal menus, The Cracker Kitchen offers a full year's worth of eating and rejoicing: from spring's Easter Dinner -- which includes recipes for Easter Ham, Green Bean Bundles, and, of course, Cracklin' Cornbread -- to summer's Fish Frys, fall's Tailgate Parties, and winter's In Celebration of Soul, honoring Martin Luther King, Jr. Recounted in Owens's delightful and hilarious voice, the family legends accompanying each of these menus leap off the page. We meet Uncle Kelly, the Prince of the Funny Funeral Story, who has family and friends howling with laughter at otherwise solemn occasions. We spend a morning with Janis and her friends at a Christmas Cookie Brunch as they bake delectable gifts for everyone on their holiday lists. And Janis's own father donates his famous fundamentalist biscuit recipe; truly a foretaste of glory divine. The Cracker Kitchen is a charming, irresistible celebration of family, storytelling, and good old-fashioned eating sure to appeal to anyone with an appreciation of Americana.


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Not Quite White

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Publisher : Duke University Press
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ISBN : 9780822338734
Pages : 213 pages
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Download Not Quite White in PDF by Matt Wray Full Book and published by Duke University Press. This book was released on 2006-11-03 with total page 213 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Analyzes the origins of the derogatory phrase "white trash" by documenting the meanings projected on to poor rural whites in the U.S. from the early 1700s through the early 1900s.


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Criminology

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ISBN : 0429892152
Pages : 566 pages
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Download Criminology in PDF by Stephen E. Brown Full Book and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2019-01-08 with total page 566 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: How do societies define crime, and how should it be punished or prevented? Which is a more criminal act, causing a death by dumping toxic material or by shooting a victim with a gun? Are criminals born or made? Criminology: Explaining Crime and Its Context, Tenth Edition, offers a broad perspective on criminological theory. It provides students of criminology and sociology with a thorough exposure to a range of theories about crime, contrasting their logic and assumptions, but also highlighting efforts to integrate and blend these frameworks. In this tenth edition, the authors have incorporated new directions that have gained traction in the field, while remaining faithful to their criminological heritage. Among the themes in this work are the relativity of crime (its changing definition) with abundant examples, historical roots of criminology and the lessons they have provided, and the strength and challenges of applying the scientific method. This revision offers new coverage of the growing problem of mental health and crime, a more tightly focused discussion of crime statistics, more global examples, and new material on human trafficking and on youth violence. Brown and Esbensen improve on this engaging and challenging introduction to the theory of crime and punishment, which is already perhaps the best criminology text available for undergraduates today.


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Cracker

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Pages : 255 pages
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Download Cracker in PDF by Dana Ste.Claire Full Book and published by . This book was released on 2006 with total page 255 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: What exactly is a “Cracker”? An entertaining, informative look at a slice of old Florida culture. For over 200 years scholars have attempted to define the Crackers, but their name is as elusive as their nature, their character as tough as Florida's hardscrabble countryside, and any real Cracker will tell you that's just the way they like it. Part history, part folklore, Cracker is a generously illustrated account of Cracker heritage, its rich history, and its disappearance as today's fast-paced society reaches even into the remote backwoods of the state.From the language they spoke to the houses they built, from clandestine moonshine stills and cowhunting to “grits and gravy,” Dana Ste. Claire offers a colorful and revealing tour of Crackerdom.


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Time Traveler's Guide to Florida

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Publisher : Pineapple Press Inc
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ISBN : 1561644544
Pages : 269 pages
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Download Time Traveler's Guide to Florida in PDF by Jack Powell Full Book and published by Pineapple Press Inc. This book was released on 2009 with total page 269 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: For those who believe that the best way to understand someone is to walk a mile in his or her shoes, Florida's rich history features those whose footwear ranged from Native American moccasins to astronauts' boots. And there are plenty of opportunities to actually walk in those shoes. You can join in all sorts of historical reenactments—in full costume if you like. You have the unique opportunity to relive a part of Florida's long and fascinating past. You can also travel forward into the future. The Florida peninsula has been like a springboard from which human beings can rocket into space or dive beneath the surfaces of its nearly surrounding waters. This unique guidebook offers you time travel. The day has arrived for this new kind of travelogue, which reveals not only places to visit but also time periods to experience. This is a book for today's explorers of place and space, past and future. This is The Time Traveler's Guide to Florida. A sample of the times you can visit: 12,000 B.C.: Stone Age and Primitive Arts Festival Ochlockonee 1565: The Menendez Landing Event St. Augustine 1586: Drake's Raid St. Augustine 1650–1725: The Pirates of Fort Taylor Key West 1690s: Military Muster at Castillo San Luis Tallahassee Late 1700s: The Living Village of Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Big Cypress Seminole Reservation 1835: The Dade Battle Bushnell 1864: The Battle of Olustee Baker County 1870: A Cane Boil at Morningside Farm Gainesville 1898: A Spanish-American War Event Fernandina Beach 1945: VE Day in Florida The Villages 2025: The Zero-G Flights Cape Kennedy est. 2050: Jules Undersea Lodge Key Largo


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From Azaleas to Zydeco

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Publisher : University of Arkansas Press
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ISBN : 1935106651
Pages : 446 pages
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Download From Azaleas to Zydeco in PDF by Mark W. Nichols Full Book and published by University of Arkansas Press. This book was released on 2014-02 with total page 446 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Inspired by a 1937 account of a newspaperman's tour, author Mark Nichols began his own long journey into the cities of the South. Along the way, he met beekeepers, cheese makers, crawfish "bawlers", duck callers and a licensed alligator hunter, as well as entrepreneurs and politicians. His ... observations encompass ten southern states from Virginia to Arkansas and points south, and he unpacks the unique qualities of every city he visits."--Back cover.


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Hacking

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Publisher : Polity
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ISBN : 0745639712
Pages : 160 pages
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Download Hacking in PDF by Tim Jordan Full Book and published by Polity. This book was released on 2008 with total page 160 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Hacking provides an introduction to the community of hackers and an analysis of the meaning of hacking in twenty-first century societies. One the one hand, hackers infect the computers of the world, entering where they are not invited, taking over not just individual workstations but whole networks. On the other, hackers write the software that fuels the Internet, from the most popular web programmes to software fundamental to the Internet's existence. Beginning from an analysis of these two main types of hackers, categorised as crackers and Free Software/Open Source respectively, Tim Jordan gives the reader insight into the varied identities of hackers, including: * Hacktivism; hackers and populist politics * Cyberwar; hackers and the nation-state * Digital Proletariat; hacking for the man * Viruses; virtual life on the Internet * Digital Commons; hacking without software * Cypherpunks; encryption and digital security * Nerds and Geeks; hacking cultures or hacking without the hack * Cybercrime; blackest of black hat hacking Hackers end debates over the meaning of technological determinism while recognising that at any one moment we are all always determined by technology. Hackers work constantly within determinations of their actions created by technologies as they also alter software to enable entirely new possibilities for and limits to action in the virtual world. Through this fascinating introduction to the people who create and recreate the digital media of the Internet, students, scholars and general readers will gain new insight into the meaning of technology and society when digital media are hacked.


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Art Platforms and Cultural Production on the Internet

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN : 0415893100
Pages : 162 pages
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Download Art Platforms and Cultural Production on the Internet in PDF by Olga Goriunova Full Book and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2012 with total page 162 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this book, Goriunova offers a critical analysis of the processes that produce digital culture. Digital cultures thrive on creativity, developing new forces of organization to overcome repetition and reach brilliance. In order to understand the processes that produce culture, the author introduces the concept of the art platform, a specific configuration of creative passions, codes, events, individuals and works that are propelled by cultural currents and maintained through digitally native means. Art platforms can occur in numerous contexts bringing about genuinely new cultural production, that, given enough force, come together to sustain an open mechanism while negotiating social, technical and political modes of power. Software art, digital forms of literature, 8-bit music, 3D art forms, pro-surfers, and networks of geeks are test beds for enquiry into what brings and holds art platforms together. Goriunova provides a new means of understanding the development of cultural forms on the Internet, placing the phenomenon of participatory and social networks in a conceptual and historical perspective, and offering powerful tools for researching cultural phenomena overlooked by other approaches.


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Wiregrass Country

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Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
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ISBN : 149680208X
Pages : 192 pages
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Download Wiregrass Country in PDF by Jerrilyn McGregory Full Book and published by Univ. Press of Mississippi. This book was released on 2010-09-30 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Wiregrass (Aristida stricta) refers to a genus of flora that depends on fire ecology for germination. Although its growth is widespread from the Chesapeake Bay to the western brim of Texas, only one region has acquired the word for vernacular recognition. Ranging over parts of three states, Wiregrass Country extends from north of Savannah, sweeps across rolling meadows into the southwest Georgia coastal plain, fans over into the southeastern corner of Alabama, and dips into the northwestern panhandle of Florida. This book is the first comprehensive study of the folklife of this unique region and its people. Historically underpopulated, economically poor, and predominantly white until the Reconstruction period following the Civil War, Wiregrass Country is a rare stretch of the American South whose economic and cultural development has been shaped more by yeomen farming and frontier attitudes than by King Cotton, plantations, slave-holders, and slaves. Eventually, Wiregrass Country experienced a more diverse influx or residents—tenant farmers, African Americans, and northern industrialists. In many ways, however, it has remained characteristically rural. Few malls have invaded it, and water towers are more prevalent than stately courthouses and city halls. This study typifies the population within the tristate region as communal-minded, frugal, and hardworking. Its values gain full expression in characteristic musical and verbal arts, such as Sacred Harp singing and personal narratives about the supernatural. Although virtually neglected by historians and folklorists, the region is a trove of cultural history preserved in folktales, music, festivals, yardscapes, hunting, and fishing.


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Neo-Confederacy

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Publisher : University of Texas Press
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ISBN : 0292779216
Pages : 354 pages
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Download Neo-Confederacy in PDF by Euan Hague Full Book and published by University of Texas Press. This book was released on 2009-09-15 with total page 354 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A century and a half after the conclusion of the Civil War, the legacy of the Confederate States of America continues to influence national politics in profound ways. Drawing on magazines such as Southern Partisan and publications from the secessionist organization League of the South, as well as DixieNet and additional newsletters and websites, Neo-Confederacy probes the veneer of this movement to reveal goals far more extensive than a mere celebration of ancestry. Incorporating groundbreaking essays on the Neo-Confederacy movement, this eye-opening work encompasses such topics as literature and music; the ethnic and cultural claims of white, Anglo-Celtic southerners; gender and sexuality; the origins and development of the movement and its tenets; and ultimately its nationalization into a far-reaching factor in reactionary conservative politics. The first book-length study of this powerful sociological phenomenon, Neo-Confederacy raises crucial questions about the mainstreaming of an ideology that, founded on notions of white supremacy, has made curiously strong inroads throughout the realms of sexist, homophobic, anti-immigrant, and often "orthodox" Christian populations that would otherwise have no affiliation with the regionality or heritage traditionally associated with Confederate history.


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In Horizontal Orbit; Hospitals and the Cult of Efficiency

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Pages : 232 pages
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Criminology

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ISBN : 1455730106
Pages : 578 pages
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Download Criminology in PDF by Stephen E. Brown Full Book and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2012-08-24 with total page 578 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This highly acclaimed criminology text presents an up-to-date review and analysis of criminological theories. It incorporates current examples of deterrence research regarding crimes such as domestic violence, drunk driving, and capital punishment, and features thought-provoking discussion of the relativity of crime. The authors explore the crime problem, its context, and the causes of crime. Extensive discussion of evolving laws is included, and while the prevalence of the scientific method in the field of criminology is highlighted, the impact of ideology on explanations of crime is the cornerstone of the book. This new edition includes extensive revision of Chapter 6, now titled "Biosocial Theories of Crime," retaining much of the thoughtful historical discussion of earlier editions, but incorporating a substantial expansion of current biological research integrated with both social and biological variables. In addition, Chapter 10, "Recent Developments in Criminological Theory," offers an expanded treatment of life-course criminology.


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Mockingbird Song

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ISBN : 0807830577
Pages : 361 pages
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Download Mockingbird Song in PDF by Jack Temple Kirby Full Book and published by Univ of North Carolina Press. This book was released on 2009-11-05 with total page 361 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A personal and passionate recounting of the human-nature relationship in the South is offered in a narrative that explores all of the South's peoples and their landscapes and also relates what southerners have thought about their part of the earth.