The Foxfire Book

Author: Foxfire Fund, Inc.
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 0385073534
Release Date: 1972-02-17
Genre: Literary Criticism

In the late 1960s, Eliot Wigginton and his students created the magazine Foxfire in an effort to record and preserve the traditional folk culture of the Southern Appalachians. This is the original book compilation of Foxfire material which introduces Aunt Arie and her contemporaries and includes log cabin building, hog dressing, snake lore, mountain crafts and food, and "other affairs of plain living."

The Foxfire Book

Author: Eliot Wigginton
Publisher: Anchor Books
ISBN: 0385073534
Release Date: 1972
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

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

Appalachian Home Cooking

Author: Mark F. Sohn
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 9780813137568
Release Date: 2009-12-01
Genre: Cooking

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.

The Coffin Quilt

Author: Ann Rinaldi
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547416245
Release Date: 2001-04-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Fanny McCoy has lived in fear and anger ever since that day in 1878 when a dispute with the Hatfields over the ownership of a few pigs set her family on a path of hatred and revenge. From that day forward, along the ragged ridges of the West Virginia-Kentucky line, the Hatfields and the McCoys have operated not withing the law but within mountain codes of their own making. In 1882, when Fanny's sister Roseanna runs off with young Johnse Hatfield, the hatred between the two clans explodes. As the killings, abductions, raids, and heartbreak escalate bitterly and senselessly, Fanny, the sole voice of reason, realizes that she is powerless to stop the fighting and must learn to rise above the petty natures of her family and neighbors to find her own way out of the hatred.

Literacy with an Attitude Second Edition

Author: Patrick J. Finn
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9781438428048
Release Date: 2010-03-25
Genre: Education

A comprehensive update of the classic study that delivers both a passionate plea and strategies for teachers, parents, and community organizers to give working-class children the same type of empowering education and powerful literacy skills that the children of upper- and middle-class people receive.

Oral History

Author: Thad Sitton
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 9780292785823
Release Date: 2011-05-18
Genre: History

More than a mode of gathering information about the past, oral history has become an international movement. Historians, folklorists, and other educational and religious groups now recognize the importance of preserving the recollections of people about the past. The recorded memories of famous and common folk alike provide a vital complement to textbook history, bringing the past to life through the stories of those who lived it. Oral History is designed to introduce teachers, students, and interested individuals to the techniques, problems, and pleasures of collecting oral history. The authors, themselves experienced educators, examine the uses of oral history in the classroom, looking at a wide range of projects that have been attempted and focusing on those that have succeeded best. Besides suggesting many possible projects, they discuss the necessary hardware and its use: recording equipment and procedures, interview outlines and preliminary research, photography and note-taking in the field, transcription and storage of information, legal forms, and more. For the teacher, the authors offer helpful advice on training students to be sensitive interviewers in both formal and informal situations. How can oral histories collected in the classroom be put to use? The authors discuss their uses within the curriculum; in projects such as oral history archives, publications such as the popular Foxfire books, and other media productions; and in researching current community problems. Useful appendixes survey a variety of reference tools for the oral historian and describe in detail how a Foxfire-concept magazine may be developed.

The Foxfire Approach

Author: Hilton Smith
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9789463005647
Release Date: 2016-07-08
Genre: Education

"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."

Food in the Gilded Age

Author: Robert Dirks
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781442245143
Release Date: 2016-04-14
Genre: Cooking

The Gilded Age is renowned for a variety of reasons, including its culture of conspicuous consumption among the newly rich. In the domain of food, conspicuous consumption manifested itself in appetites for expensive dishes and lavish dinner parties. These received ample publicity at the time, resulting later on in well-developed historical depictions of upper-class eating habits. This book delves into the eating habits of people of lesser means. Concerning the African American community, the working class, the impoverished, immigrants, and others our historical representations have been relatively superficial. The author changes that by turning to the late nineteenth century’s infant science of nutrition for a look at eating and drinking through the lens of the earliest food consumption studies conducted in the United States. These were undertaken by scientists, mostly chemists, who left their laboratories to observe food consumption in kitchens, dining rooms, and various institutional settings. Their insistence on careful measurement resulted in a substantial body of detailed reports on the eating habits of ordinary people. This work sheds new light on what most Americans were cooking and eating during the Gilded Age.

Appalachian Children s Literature

Author:
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 9780786460199
Release Date: 2009-11-03
Genre: Social Science

"This 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. 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"--Provided by publisher.

A Year of Living Mindfully

Author: Randi Ragan
Publisher: Motivational Press
ISBN: 9781531241506
Release Date: 2016-03-09
Genre: Religion

Everyone wants to live a long, productive life and be as vibrant and healthy in the process as possible. Yet sometimes, itÕs hard to know how to construct a wellbeing plan that provides for these goals on a day-to-day basis.Ê Ê This elegant guidebook for awakened holistic living distills the basics and offers up practical solutions for busyÊpeople who yearn for lasting results.ÊStories, first person memoir, journaling, meditation and ritual take readersÊon a journey around the Wheel of the Year and through four inspiring seasonal themes: Renew(Spring),ÊEnergize (Summer),Balance (Autumn) and Contemplate (Winter).Ê Ê This book shows you- step by step - how simple yoga and breathing exercises, herbal healing, aromatherapy,Êdelicious plant-based food recipes, and soothing beauty rituals can be essential components for creating deep transformation. Ê Author Randi Ragan makes connections between everyday habits and a life filled with vitality,Êfearlessness, wise purpose, compassionate relationships, and spiritual sustenance for any age or stage of life.

The American Mosaic

Author: International Council on Monuments and Sites. U.S. Committee
Publisher: Wayne State University Press
ISBN: 0814327192
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Architecture

Exploring the history of the American preservation movement, this book features a collection of essays by leading scholars, historians, and attorneys who discuss the role of federal, state, and local government; ethnicity; archaeology; and the private sector.

The Cambridge World History of Food

Author: Kenneth F. Kiple
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 052140214X
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Food

A two-volume set which traces the history of food and nutrition from the beginning of human life on earth through the present.

American Folklore

Author: Jan Harold Brunvand
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135578787
Release Date: 2006-05-24
Genre: Literary Criticism

Contains over 500 articles Ranging over foodways and folksongs, quiltmaking and computer lore, Pecos Bill, Butch Cassidy, and Elvis sightings, more than 500 articles spotlight folk literature, music, and crafts; sports and holidays; tall tales and legendary figures; genres and forms; scholarly approaches and theories; regions and ethnic groups; performers and collectors; writers and scholars; religious beliefs and practices. The alphabetically arranged entries vary from concise definitions to detailed surveys, each accompanied by a brief, up-to-date bibliography. Special features *More than 2000 contributors *Over 500 articles spotlight folk literature, music, crafts, and more *Alphabetically arranged *Entries accompanied by up-to-date bibliographies *Edited by America's best-known folklore authority

Cultural Expression and Grassroots Development

Author: Charles D. Kleymeyer
Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers
ISBN: 1555874991
Release Date: 1994-01
Genre: Social Science

Arguing that a people's own cultural heritage is the foundation on which equitable and sustainable development can best be built, this book presents a culture-based approach to grassroots development in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Imagining Children Otherwise

Author: Michael O'Loughlin
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 1433110172
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Education

The purpose of this book is to imagine things otherwise in theorizing childhood sub-jectivity. The work brings together influential thinkers who are forthright in their refusal to be seduced by simplistic binaries, who are willing to address the notion of childhood subjectivity in ways that are complex and critical, and whose arguments lead to practical advances in our thinking about child policy, child-rearing, pedagogy, and curriculum. The contributors, distinguished authors from across the English-speaking world, are concerned about the ways in which teachers' practices are increasingly boundaried and policed, and they grieve for the stifling consequences for future generations of children. Postcolonial and poststructural theories, psychoanalysis, critical theory, personal narrative, and indigenous epistemologies are used creatively to pose the question of childhood subjectivity and to engage the promise of the question-child. This work contributes to a reconsideration of childhood and a rethinking of how we might enhance each child's journey toward becoming. "Everyone who suspects (and who in their right mind could not?) that the accepted way in which we think about children and prepare adults to work with them is flawed, foolish, and failing, will welcome and relish this book. It weaves together practical engagement, theoretical eclecticism and sophistication, scholarly discretion, criticality bordering on anger, and straightforward human warmth---and the result is brave, powerful, rich and liberating. Its contrarian commitment to human subjectivity and agency, human and disciplinary boundary-crossing, non-binary and universalistic understanding, challenging privilege, promoting equity and social justice, and speaking truth to power, makes it fundamentally important. For practitioners and academics in early childhood studies and cognate fields who want to connect their intellectual, personal, professional, and political lives, this is essential reading."---Heather Piper, Professorial Research Fellow, Institute of Education, Manchester Metropolitan University